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Ailey II

Ailey II is an exceptional dance company that merges the spirit and energy of the country’s best young talent with the passion and creative vision of today’s most outstanding emerging choreographers. Ailey II began in 1974 as the Alvin Ailey Repertory Ensemble, when Alvin Ailey initiated a workshop composed of the most promising scholarship students from The Ailey School. The original members of Ailey II were handpicked by Mr. Ailey from among that group. The Company, which emphasizes a balance of repertoire, technique and performance, has become one of the most popular and critically acclaimed dance companies in the United States.

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