January 5: ALVIN AILEY

Alvin Ailey

Jan. 5, 1931-December 1,1989

Alvin Ailey by Andrea Davis Pinkney, illustrated by Brian Pinkney (Hyperion, paperback, 1995)

American dancer and choreographer Alvin Ailey’s Texas childhood, his
Los Angeles dance experiences, and his founding of the Alvin Ailey
American Dance Theater in New York City make for inspiring reading.

Attend an Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater performance or learn more about their programs at Alvin Ailey.org.

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