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First Resident Choreographer Announced & Masazumi Chaya Retires

Acclaimed company member Jamar Roberts is named Ailey’s first-ever Resident Choreographer.

The Company also celebrates Masazumi Chaya’s final New York City Center season with a special performance. After nearly five decades with the Company – first as a dancer, then Rehearsal Director, and finally Associate Artistic Director – Mr. Chaya takes on a new role as Director of the Alvin Ailey Choreographic Legacy Project, and he is honored with the prestigious 2019 Dance Magazine Award, lauded as “a diplomat and a direct connection to the Ailey legacy.”

In honor of The Ailey School's 50th anniversary celebration, one hundred students from The School performed Alvin Ailey’s Revelations in the 93rd Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.