Ailey's Response to COVID-19
Update as of January 18, 2022
Throughout our 63-year history, the Ailey organization has brought people together through dance.
Your health and safety are of the utmost importance to us, which is why we continue to maintain rigorous health and safety protocols at the Joan Weill Center for Dance as well as on company tours. Explore this page to learn more about our COVID-19 response throughout the Ailey organization.
We greatly appreciate your continued support and understanding during this time. If you have any questions or concerns about the information provided, please contact us.
See Ailey Live
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
The safety of our audiences, artists, crew, and staff is our top priority. To foster an environment of safety and comfort, please note the minimum requirements that will be in place for all Ailey performances.
All audience members including children ages 5-18, will be required to provide proof of full Covid-19 vaccination (two weeks after receiving a one-dose vaccine or the second dose of a two-dose vaccine), a negative PCR Covid-19 test taken within 72 hours prior to the performance you are attending, or a professionally administered antigen test taken within 6 hours of the performance you are attending. Children under 5 will be admitted with a negative PCR Covid-19 test taken within 72 hours prior to the performance they are attending or a professionally administered antigen test taken within 6 hours of the performance they are attending. Please note that self-administered or at-home Covid tests are not acceptable forms of proof. All audience members must wear masks at all times inside theaters.
Please reference each venue's website for the latest COVID-19 safety protocols for audience members.
We are pleased to announce that the Ailey II company will resume touring in February 2022.
Please check back for information about Ailey II’s 2022 U.S. tour schedule.
Visit the Joan Weill Center for Dance
Ailey has developed a comprehensive plan, Ailey Forward, for reopening the Joan Weill Center for Dance. Learn more:
The Ailey School
The Ailey School is continuing many of its in-person classes for the 2021-22 academic year for the Professional Division and Junior Division programs with safety protocols in place. The School will send email updates to current parents and students, and the most current information will also be posted at the following links:
Please visit our COVID FAQs page often, as we are updating this information regularly.
Ailey Extension is excited to reopen the Ailey Studios to Extension students. Read more about the Extension’s COVID safety plans and procedures in place for Ailey Experience NYC here.
Please note that, for the time being, all other Ailey Extension classes and workshops will remain online. At this time, Ailey Extension offers over 40 online classes and workshops every week so that our community can keep dancing with us. Read more about online classes and view the class schedule here.
More in-person classes and workshops will be offered in the fall. Read Ailey Extension’s full reopening plan.
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Ailey Studio & Theater Rentals
We are excited to begin booking space at The Ailey Studios again. For the remainder of 2021, we will be renting a limited amount of space during periods of time that do not coincide with our internal programs. We hope to expand availability as the months progress. The Ailey Citigroup Theater will begin renting again in early 2022. Please continue to submit requests via our website at www.aileyrentals.com where we will also post any significant updates or changes to availability.
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Ailey All Access
We invite you to stay connected online through "Ailey All Access," our digital content initiative, where you can view full-length performance videos, dancer-created content, online dance and fitness classes, and more:
We remain committed to doing everything we can to continue serving our community while supporting our dedicated dancers, instructors, and staff who are all part of preserving Alvin Ailey’s legacy. We hope you will join us in these efforts by making a donation: