The Ailey School Alumni Association

The Ailey School has been training outstanding artists since 1969 and our graduates have been making an impact on the dance world for over 50 years. Our esteemed alumni have forged successful careers across the globe as dancers, choreographers, artistic directors, educators, and arts administrators. This wide scope of dance professions is a reflection of the diverse education offered at The Ailey School. Students are nurtured by a faculty of distinguished professionals and dedicated administrative staff. Alumni credit their Ailey education with teaching them to foster expressiveness, develop skills of critical analysis, and a willingness to take risks.

Launched in 2015, The Ailey School Alumni Association (ASAA) offers alumni the opportunity to re-connect with their peers and with the Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation community through a wide range of activities and events. Benefits of the ASAA include a discounted open class rate, alumni-only master classes, group rate tickets to Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's seasons at City Center and Lincoln Center, and more.

Below is the growing list of alumni profiles that reflect the eclectic careers and activities our alumni have engaged in. If you are a graduate of one of our Professional Division Programs and would like to be featured on this list, please contact us and let us know what you are up to!


Alumni Overview

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Name
Program
Professional Experience
Program: Certificate Program
Position(s): Philadanco!; Ailey II (2006-2009)
Rosita Adamo
Program: Certificate Program
Position(s): Walters State Community College
Harper Addison
Program: Independent Study Program
Position(s): Freelance dancer
Lannette Alvarez
Program: Scholarship Program
Position(s): Taylor 2
Program: BFA Program
Position(s): Ailey II
Antuan Byers
Program: Scholarship Program
Position(s): Graham 2
Program: BFA Program
Position(s): "An American In Paris" (on Broadway)
Program: Certificate Program
Position(s): Genesis Dance Company
Program: Certificate Program
Position(s): Arch Dance Company
Jennifer Archibald
Program: Scholarship Program
Position(s): Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (1994-2013); Ailey II
Program: BFA Program
Position(s): Indie-Ballet Collaborative
Program: Scholarship
Position(s): Ballet Noir, Co-founder & Artistic Director
Program: BFA Program
Position(s): Metropolitan Opera; Indelible Dance
Nile Jamaal Baker
Program: BFA Program
Position(s): Ronald K. Brown/EVIDENCE, A Dance Company
Program: BFA Program
Position(s): Freelance dancer
Program: Independent Study Program
Position(s): The Ailey School, Junior Division Director
Program: BFA Program
Position(s): Freelance dancer; Ailey II (2014-2016)
Samantha Barriento
Program: BFA Program
Position(s): "The King and I" (London)
Program: Scholarship Program
Position(s): Complexions Contemporary Ballet
Douglas Baum
Program: Scholarship Program
Position(s): Philadanco!
Program: BFA Program
Position(s): Ailey II
Program: Scholarship Program
Position(s): Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines
Program: Scholarship Program
Position(s): Elisa Monte Dance; Ailey II (2013-2015)
Shay Bland
Program: BFA Program
Position(s): BodyStories: Teresa Fellion Dance
Program: BFA Program
Position(s): Ballet Hispanico
Christopher Bloom
Program: BFA Program
Position(s): Lar Lubovitch Dance Company
Program: Scholarship Program
Position(s): Freelance dancer
Jenny Bohlstrom
Program: Scholarship Program
Position(s): Nimbus Dance Works
Maeva Boldron
Program: Scholarship Program
Position(s): Morphoses
Program: Independent Study Program
Position(s): AZOTH Dance Theatre
Jonathan Breton
Program: Scholarship Program
Position(s): Ailey II
Leonardo Brito
Program: Scholarship Program
Position(s): Freelance dancer; Ailey II (2013-2015)
Aubree Brown
Program: Independent Study Program
Position(s): Garth Fagan Dance
Program: BFA Program
Position(s): Hubbard Street Dance Chicago
Program: Certificate Program
Position(s): Eryc Taylor Dance
Program: BFA Program
Position(s): Sophisticated Ladies
Carmen Carriker
Program: BFA Program
Position(s): "The Addams Family" (U.S. Tour)
Julio Catano
Program: Certificate Program
Position(s): 49th Parallel Dance Company
Ariana Champlin
Program: Certificate Program
Position(s): Creativivia
Larissa LongSee Cheng
Program: Scholarship Program
Position(s): Freelance dancer and actor
Jordan Chin
Program: BFA Program
Position(s): Cedar Lake Dance
Program: Certificate Program
Position(s): Ballet Hispanico
Program: Scholarship Program
Position(s): "West Side Story" (National Tour)
Taylor Conant
Program: Scholarship Program
Position(s): Albano Ballet
Program: BFA Program
Position(s): THE CURRENT SESSIONS
Alexis Convento
Program: Scholarship Program
Position(s): Nederlands Dans Theater; Ailey II
Program: BFA Program
Position(s): BHdos; Ballet Hispanico
Program: BFA Program
Position(s): "Hello, Dolly!"; "An American In Paris"; Ailey II (2008-2010)
Taeler Cyrus
Program: BFA Program
Position(s): Vinyl Vaudeville; Ronald K. Brown/EVIDENCE, A Dance Company
Maresa D'Amore Morrison
Program: Scholarship Program
Position(s): American Swiss Ballet