Alicia Graf Mack


Alicia Graf Mack (Columbia, MD) trained at Ballet Royale Institute of Maryland under Donna Pidel. Prior to dancing with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater from 2005 to 2008, Mrs. Mack was a principal dancer with Dance Theatre of Harlem and a member of Complexions. In addition to performing at several galas and festivals, she has been a guest performer with Alonzo King LINES Ballet, Andre 3000, Beyonce, and Alicia Keys. Mrs. Mack is the recipient of the Columbia University Medal of Excellence and Smithsonian magazine’s Young Innovator Award. She graduated magna cum laude with honors in history from Columbia University and received an M.A. in nonprofit management from Washington University in St. Louis. Mrs. Mack is the co-founder of Daisha and Alicia Graf Arts Collective, an initiative dedicated to enriching lives through the arts. She rejoined the Company in 2011.

*Alicia Graf Mack is currently on leave of absence for the 2014 - 15 season.


News & Press

For most of its 50-plus years, the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater has had a distinctive profile - theatrical, energetic, heartfelt, with powerhouse dancers - that has helped make it the most successful and widely seen modern dance company in the world.
Sitting in the audience, you can't take your eyes off her. She is impossibly graceful and long-limbed, standing 5 feet 10 inches, and en pointe is nearly six feet tall. She extends her legs so high that one critic wrote, "It's as if she is trying to play footsy with God." Another critic has called her "one of the most glorious dancers to step onto any stage."
Alvin Ailey dancer Alicia Graf Mack takes us behind the scenes of her solo in "The River," one of the late choreographer's most notable works.




As rehearsals intensify in anticipation of Ailey’s 2013-2014 New York City Center season, the Ailey Blog sits down with Alicia Graf Mack and Glenn Allen Sims to talk about how dancers learn, retain, and organize all of the choreography from Ailey’s vast repertory.
New York City-based company Juice Generation presents a video profile on Ailey's Alicia Graf Mack and the innumerable health benefits of fresh juices and wholesome foods.
Company members Rachael McLaren, Vernard J. Gilmore, and Alicia Graf Mack tell us how they use proper stretching techniques to lessen the chances of injuries occurring while they maintain a rigorous schedule of rehearsals and performances. Plus, the dancers address common stretching mistakes and recommend ways in which to correct these habits.