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Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation Breaks Ground on Its New Home

Judith Jamison carries the Olympic torch in Salt Lake City, UT prior to the opening ceremonies of the 2002 Winter Olympics. Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater performs Jamison’s HERE…NOW. at the Olympic Arts Festival.

President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush award the distinguished National Medal of Arts to both Judith Jamison and the Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation.

Masazumi Chaya celebrates his 30th Anniversary with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.

Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation breaks ground on its new building in Manhattan. New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg joins in the festivities and The New York Times covers the event with a front page photo.

Ailey II is the first company to perform in the reconstructed Winter Garden at the World Financial Center in lower Manhattan.

Judith Jamison is honored by the National Theatre of Ghana and The National Dance Company of Ghana. In recognition of her great achievement in the arts, she is named Naa (Queen Mother) Akuyea Shika.

The Ailey/Fordham B.F.A. in Dance program graduates its first class.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater performs Revelations at the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree lighting ceremony, broadcast on NBC television.

Judith Jamison and members of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater are invited to open the NASDAQ stock market.