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: Scholarship Program
Position(s): Jessica Danser/Dansfolk
Jessica Danser
Program: Scholarship Program
Position(s): Ailey II
Carolina Theodora Dartey
Program: Scholarship Program
Position(s): Yin Yue Dance Company
Program: Scholarship Program
Position(s): Dallas Black Dance Theater
Program: Independent Study Program
Position(s): Carolyn Dorfman Dance Company
Program: BFA Program
Position(s): Limon Dance Company
Program: BFA Program
Position(s): Martha Graham Dance Company
Natasha Diamond Walker
Program: Scholarship Program
Position(s): Parsons Dance Company
Program: Scholarship Program
Position(s): The DASH Ensemble
Gregory Dolbashian
Program: BFA Program
Position(s): The Limon Dance Company
Elise Drew
Program: Independent Study Program
Position(s): Fox Force Dance
Andrea Dusel-Foil
Program: Scholarship Program
Position(s): Complexions Contemporary Ballet
Addison Ector
Program: Independent Study Program
Position(s): The Big Muddy
Program: Scholarship Program
Position(s): Alonzo King/LINES Ballet
Program: Scholarship Program
Position(s): BHdos at Ballet Hispanico
Program: BFA Program
Position(s): The Ailey School
Lauren Evans
Program: Scholarship Program
Position(s): Williamsburg Movement and Arts Center; Ailey II (1995-1997)
Lakey Evans-Peña
Program: Certificate Program
Position(s): Baton Rouge Ballet
Giulia Fedeli
Program: Certificate Program
Position(s): BodyStories: Teresa Fellion Dance
Program: Certificate Program
Position(s): Universal Studios
Hannah Feltham
Program: BFA Program
Position(s): Jessica Lange Dance; Mark Morris Dance Group; Ailey II (2004-2006)
Program: BFA Program
Position(s): Visceral Dance Chicago; Ailey II (2011-2013)
Paige Fraser
Program: BFA Program
Position(s): Camille A. Brown & Dancers; Ailey II (2008-2010)
Program: Scholarship Program
Position(s): Opus 1 Dance
Program: Scholarship Program
Position(s): FKJ Dance
Program: Independent Study Program
Position(s): Pink Pig Ballet; Captive Flow Dance
Program: Scholarship Program
Position(s): Complexions Contemporary Ballet
Maria Gerasimou
Program: BFA Program
Position(s): Complexions Contemporary Ballet
Larissa Gerszke
Program: Scholarship Program
Position(s): Gyrotonic® and Gyrokinesis® Trainer
Program: Certificate Program
Position(s): FKJ Dance
Program: Scholarship Program
Position(s): The Ailey School Horton Faculty; Ailey II (2004-2006)
Program: Scholarship Program
Position(s): Complexions Contemporary Ballet; Ailey II (2011-2013)
Program: BFA Program
Position(s): Pascal Rioult Dance Theater
Program: Scholarship Program
Position(s): FKJ Dance; Peridance Ensemble
Program: Scholarship Program
Position(s): Amanda Selwyn Dance Theater
Manon Hallay
Program: Independent Study Program
Position(s): Asha Dance Company
Program: Certificate Program
Position(s): Dallas Black Dance Theater
Program: Certificate Program
Position(s): Random Dance (U.K.)
Program: Independent Study Program
Position(s): Faune Dance Troupe
Program: BFA Program
Position(s): Minnesota Dance Theater
Program: BFA Program
Position(s): Alonzo King/LINES Ballet
Program: BFA Program
Position(s): Mystic India: The World Tour
Program: BFA Program
Position(s): Graham 2
Program: BFA Program
Position(s): Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (2010 - 2016); Ailey II (2008-2010)
Demetia Hopkins-Green
Program: BFA Program
Position(s): TAKE Dance
Program: Scholarship Program
Position(s): Adjunct Professor, Long Island University Brooklyn Campus; Ailey II (2014-2016)
Nathaniel Hunt
Program: Scholarship Program
Position(s): The Ailey School, Horton Faculty; Ailey II
Program: Scholarship Program
Position(s): The Francesca Harper Project
Program: Scholarship Program/Ailey II
Position(s): "The Lion King" (Las Vegas)
Program: Scholarship Program
Position(s): "The Lion King" (U.S. Tour)