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New Associate Artistic Director & Ailey All Access Premieres

In January, the Company welcomes Matthew Rushing into the role of Associate Artistic Director, after many years as a dancer in the Company, then Rehearsal Director and Guest Artist.

In March, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Ailey reinvents the way it reaches audiences globally by creating Ailey All Access, a way for audiences to go online and stream full-length ballets from the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and Ailey II repertory for the first time, along with classes, conversations, and original short films. Ailey All Access wins Time Out New York’s “Time In” Archive Treasure award for best archival streaming series.