Alvin Ailey was an American choreographer and activist who founded the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in New York in 1958. It was a hugely popular, multi-racial modern dance ensemble that popularized
modern dance around the world thanks to extensive world tours. His most famous dance is Revelations, a celebratory study of religious spirit. Ailey received the Kennedy Center Honors in 1988. A year later, on December 1, 1989.
Check out some of Alvin Ailey dancers on Sesame Street.
Alvin Ailey trained his dancers to use emotions in their dance moves. Below is one of his most famous emotional dances.
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