Alvin Ailey, African American choreographer and activist, founder of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in NYC. Ailey is credited with popularizing modern dance and revolutionizing African American participation.
Alvin Ailey, founder of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in New York. The choreographic masterpiece 'Revelations' is believed to be the best known and most often seen modern dance performance. Alvin Ailey received the Kennedy Center Honors in