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Alvin Ailey

hope boykin, alvin ailey dance theater photo by matthew karas

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Contemporary dance

This is an utterly amazing display of strength, agility, balance, and above all, beauty by these members of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Company. Image via Afrikan Knowledge: Beyond The Book Club.

Misty Copeland, the first African American female soloist for the American Ballet Theatre (ABT)

Alvin Ailey

Alvin Ailey Dance Company

Breathtaking. Art. Grace. Any other words come to mind? True athletes

Gah! What dancers do with the human body is so amazing! Right!?

Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre

Courtney Henry in Writing Ground. LINES Ballet. © RJ Muna, 2013. Writing Ground was commissioned by Jean-Christophe Maillot, Artistic Director of Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo, in 2010, the year in which the ballet had its world premiere in Monaco. Alonzo King drew his inspiration for the work from the writings of Colum McCann, Irish-born American author of international acclaim.

Rasta Thomas

freedom...RusticaLife

James Whiteside, Principal Dancer, American Ballet Theatre

Alvin Ailey Dance Theater © Andrew Eccles

male dancers

Misha where I love him most, in the air. When I was four and my mom took me to see Nutcracker I actually thought the dancers could fly.

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American Ballet Theatre