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Ailey Celebrates Its 45th Anniversary

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater celebrates its 45th Anniversary.

Members of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater perform at a White House State Dinner honoring the President of Kenya, Mwai Kibaki.

Judith Jamison receives the Making a Difference Award presented by the NAACP ACT-SO.

The Capezio Ballet Makers Dance Foundation presents the 52nd annual Capezio Dance Award to Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater performs for the first time in Cyprus, where American Embassy officials praise the Company as “superb ambassadors for the USA and for the artistic spirit that brightens our lives and erases the shadows.”

Alvin Ailey Dance Moves!, an innovative approach to exercise and fitness, is published by Stewart, Tabori & Chang.

Sylvia Waters is honored with a New York Dance and Performance (“Bessie”) Award for Sustained Achievement.

Ailey II performs for an audience of 4,500 as part of the Lincoln Center Out of Doors festival.

Denise Jefferson is named president of The National Association of Schools of Dance.

On October 1, Ms. Jamison is recognized by Essence Magazine as one of 50 women who is shaping our world.

As part of its annual ranking of the 100 Best Charities in the country, Worth magazine recognizes Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation as one of the top arts organizations in the United States.