Title

Judith Jamison and Her Legacy in the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Date

5-30-2013 10:00 AM

Location

Maple Hall (MH)

Department

Dance

Session Chair

Sharon Oberst

Session Title

Academic Excellence in Dance

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Sharon Oberst

Presentation Type

Presentation

Abstract

Judith Jamison was the artistic director of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater from 1989 to 2011. During this time she honored the legacy of Alvin Ailey and left a legacy of her own. Her history as a dancer, her role as a choreographer for the company, and her role as artistic director have shaped Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in a way that keeps the Ailey spirit alive while giving the company continuous forward momentum.

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May 30th, 10:00 AM

Judith Jamison and Her Legacy in the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Maple Hall (MH)

Judith Jamison was the artistic director of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater from 1989 to 2011. During this time she honored the legacy of Alvin Ailey and left a legacy of her own. Her history as a dancer, her role as a choreographer for the company, and her role as artistic director have shaped Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in a way that keeps the Ailey spirit alive while giving the company continuous forward momentum.