About The Ailey School
Artistic Director, Ailey II
Artistic Director Emerita, Ailey II
To make dance accessible to young people and adults through dance training and innovative community outreach and arts-in-education programs.
- To train outstanding students as professional dancers by offering a diverse dance training curriculum of the highest caliber
- To maintain a professional faculty of exceptional teachers, musicians, and guest artists
- To provide students with tuition assistance, federal financial aid, physical therapy and a range of student services including artistic advisement, housing assistance and professional counseling for nutrition and psychological well-being
- To offer a wide range of dance classes for the dance enthusiast
Accreditation and Credentials
The Ailey School is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Dance (NASD). A copy of the School's accreditation letter and other credentials may be obtained from the Admissions Office. The Ailey School is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as an institution of higher education and is eligible to participate in Title IV programs. The Ailey School is recognized by the US Veterans Administration as an eligible school to participate in Veteran's Educational Benefit Programs. The Ailey School is authorized under federal law to enroll non-immigrant alien students.