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Judith Jamison Receives Dance Magazine Award

Alvin Ailey is awarded an honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts degree from Princeton University.

Masazumi Chaya joins Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater as a dancer.

Judith Jamison receives the distinguished Dance Magazine Award.

Judith Jamison becomes a presidential appointee to the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA).

Alvin Ailey choreographs Carmen for the Metropolitan Opera.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater becomes City Center’s first resident modern dance company.