this year, Ailey opens up it’s annual two-week spring season kick-off in a big way!
On June 11 Ailey will kick off the season with a free Revelations Celebration Workshop and the one-night-only Ailey Spirit Gala Benefit Performance and Party.
The free workshop will allow participants to learn three sections of Ailey’s masterpiece, Revelations, from Ailey master teacher and former troupe member Nasha Thomas-Schmitt.
The gala will benefit honorary chair member, Vanessa Williams, and feature seven performances by the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Ailey II, The Ailey School and Ailey Campers. For the final performance, all groups will come together for the first time on stage. An endless list of celebrities are expected to be in attendance including Melanie Fiona, Nicole Ari Parker, Andre Leon Talley, Elle Varner, Tristan “Mack Wilds” and more.
To close out the night, there will be a dance party on the promenade with music by DJ M.O.S
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