Nasha Thomas-Schmitt leads students in an Ailey Revelations Residency at Washington Carver Middle School, the school Alvin Ailey attended. Photo by Drew A. Kelley

Nasha Thomas-Schmitt leads students in an Ailey Revelations Residency at Washington Carver Middle School, the school Alvin Ailey attended. Photo by Drew A. Kelley

*The Ailey organization proudly continues its mission of using dance to educate, inspire and entertain people of all ages.

Now, with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater on its way to L.A. as they embark upon their North American tour, the troupe is giving public school students the opportunity to  experience residencies via the legendary Alvin Ailey American masterpiece, “Revelations,” not only the best known and most often seen modern dance performance, but an  innovative curriculum-based initiative designed to inspire students to study language arts, social studies and dance in depth.

The residency is being sponsored by The Glorya Kaufman Dance Foundation,  and Ailey Arts in Education Programs in Los Angeles will have residencies at two schools – Glenn Hammond Curtiss Middle School and Rancho Dominguez Preparatory School from March 9th – 13th.  All expenses will be paid by the Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation through a gift from the Glorya Kaufman Dance Foundation.

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