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Tracy Inman

Co-Director, The Ailey School

Tracy Inman is a native of Washington, D.C. and a graduate of the Duke Ellington School of the Arts where he majored in music. In 1981, he changed his artistic course from music to dance. Subsequently, he moved to New York City where he was awarded a scholarship to study at The Ailey School. After completing two years of intense training, Mr. Inman was invited to join Ailey II. In 1989, he performed with the Jamison Project in its final year and became a member of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in 1990—touring nationally and internationally with The Company for five years and working with choreographers such as Ulysses Dove, Jerome Robbins, Donald Byrd, and Louis Johnson. His other performance credits include two international productions of the musical Cats in Vienna, Austria and Antwerp, Belgium. In 1999, Mr. Inman began teaching the Horton technique at The Ailey School, and in 2001, he was named Co-Director of the Junior Division where he launched the Ailey Athletic Boys Program—a program that provides scholarship training to young males. In 2009, he was appointed Associate Director of The Ailey School, and Co-Director in 2010. He is also Director of The Ailey School Horton Pedagogy. Mr. Inman has also served as a judge for Ballet Stars of the 21st Century Dance Competition in Panama City, Panama, The Seoul International Dance Competition in Seoul, South Korea, Dream on Dance Competition in Verona, Italy,  and The Prix de Lausanne, Lausanne Switzerland. He was also the choreographer for FX’s hit television show Pose.