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Friends of Alvin Ailey

We need the vision of Alvin Ailey now more than ever.

Throughout our 62-year history, the Ailey organization has brought people together through dance. During this time when we are unable to join you in the theater and in the classroom, we are instead bringing you and your family joy and inspiration through online programs open to the public, our Arts-In-Education school partners, and our students in The Ailey School and Ailey Extension. Your annual gift helps Ailey fulfill its mission of bringing dance back to the people.

While our in-person activities are suspended, we’re exploring creative ways to maintain member engagement and access through virtual programming and will update our member benefits shortly.

Thank you for being part of spreading Ailey’s inspiring message.

Donor, $75

  • Two passes to an open rehearsal at New York City Center

  • Exclusive members-only information and updates

  • A complimentary Ailey Extension class at the Ailey studios

  • Advance notice for Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater performances and 40% discount on Ailey’s 2020 Lincoln Center tickets priced $55-$139*

    *Friends of Alvin Ailey 40% savings apply to tickets regularly priced $55-$139 that are purchased between April 7 and May 28, 2020. Limit 6 tickets per performance. Valid for all performances except the June 11 Ailey Spirit Gala. Standard service and facility fees apply.

  • 20% discount on merchandise at the Ailey Boutique

  • Access to Friends of Alvin Ailey workshops

  • Invitation to observe the Ailey II dancers in their daily technique class

  • Complimentary refreshments during Ailey II’s New York City season

  • Recognition in Ailey performance programs

  • Season passes to Ailey's VIP Lounge at New York City Center

  • Invitation to an exclusive preview of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s new works

  • Two passes to an open rehearsal at New York City Center

  • Exclusive members-only information and updates

  • A complimentary Ailey Extension class at the Ailey studios

  • Advance notice for Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater performances and 40% discount on Ailey’s 2020 Lincoln Center tickets priced $55-$139*

    *Friends of Alvin Ailey 40% savings apply to tickets regularly priced $55-$139 that are purchased between April 7 and May 28, 2020. Limit 6 tickets per performance. Valid for all performances except the June 11 Ailey Spirit Gala. Standard service and facility fees apply.

  • 20% discount on merchandise at the Ailey Boutique

  • Access to Friends of Alvin Ailey workshops

  • Invitation to observe the Ailey II dancers in their daily technique class

  • Complimentary refreshments during Ailey II’s New York City season

  • Recognition in Ailey performance programs

  • Season passes to Ailey's VIP Lounge at New York City Center

  • Invitation to an exclusive preview of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s new works

Sustainer, $150

  • Two passes to an open rehearsal at New York City Center

  • Exclusive members-only information and updates

  • A complimentary Ailey Extension class at the Ailey studios

  • Advance notice for Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater performances and 40% discount on Ailey’s 2020 Lincoln Center tickets priced $55-$139*

    *Friends of Alvin Ailey 40% savings apply to tickets regularly priced $55-$139 that are purchased between April 7 and May 28, 2020. Limit 6 tickets per performance. Valid for all performances except the June 11 Ailey Spirit Gala. Standard service and facility fees apply.

  • 20% discount on merchandise at the Ailey Boutique

  • Access to Friends of Alvin Ailey workshops

  • Invitation to observe the Ailey II dancers in their daily technique class

  • Complimentary refreshments during Ailey II’s New York City season

  • Recognition in Ailey performance programs

  • Season passes to Ailey's VIP Lounge at New York City Center

  • Invitation to an exclusive preview of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s new works

  • Two passes to an open rehearsal at New York City Center

  • Exclusive members-only information and updates

  • A complimentary Ailey Extension class at the Ailey studios

  • Advance notice for Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater performances and 40% discount on Ailey’s 2020 Lincoln Center tickets priced $55-$139*

    *Friends of Alvin Ailey 40% savings apply to tickets regularly priced $55-$139 that are purchased between April 7 and May 28, 2020. Limit 6 tickets per performance. Valid for all performances except the June 11 Ailey Spirit Gala. Standard service and facility fees apply.

  • 20% discount on merchandise at the Ailey Boutique

  • Access to Friends of Alvin Ailey workshops

  • Invitation to observe the Ailey II dancers in their daily technique class

  • Complimentary refreshments during Ailey II’s New York City season

  • Recognition in Ailey performance programs

  • Season passes to Ailey's VIP Lounge at New York City Center

  • Invitation to an exclusive preview of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s new works

Leader, $300

  • Two passes to an open rehearsal at New York City Center

  • Exclusive members-only information and updates

  • A complimentary Ailey Extension class at the Ailey studios

  • Advance notice for Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater performances and 40% discount on Ailey’s 2020 Lincoln Center tickets priced $55-$139*

    *Friends of Alvin Ailey 40% savings apply to tickets regularly priced $55-$139 that are purchased between April 7 and May 28, 2020. Limit 6 tickets per performance. Valid for all performances except the June 11 Ailey Spirit Gala. Standard service and facility fees apply.

  • 20% discount on merchandise at the Ailey Boutique

  • Access to Friends of Alvin Ailey workshops

  • Invitation to observe the Ailey II dancers in their daily technique class

  • Complimentary refreshments during Ailey II’s New York City season

  • Recognition in Ailey performance programs

  • Season passes to Ailey's VIP Lounge at New York City Center

  • Invitation to an exclusive preview of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s new works

  • Two passes to an open rehearsal at New York City Center

  • Exclusive members-only information and updates

  • A complimentary Ailey Extension class at the Ailey studios

  • Advance notice for Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater performances and 40% discount on Ailey’s 2020 Lincoln Center tickets priced $55-$139*

    *Friends of Alvin Ailey 40% savings apply to tickets regularly priced $55-$139 that are purchased between April 7 and May 28, 2020. Limit 6 tickets per performance. Valid for all performances except the June 11 Ailey Spirit Gala. Standard service and facility fees apply.

  • 20% discount on merchandise at the Ailey Boutique

  • Access to Friends of Alvin Ailey workshops

  • Invitation to observe the Ailey II dancers in their daily technique class

  • Complimentary refreshments during Ailey II’s New York City season

  • Recognition in Ailey performance programs

  • Season passes to Ailey's VIP Lounge at New York City Center

  • Invitation to an exclusive preview of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s new works

Patron, $500

  • Two passes to an open rehearsal at New York City Center

  • Exclusive members-only information and updates

  • A complimentary Ailey Extension class at the Ailey studios

  • Advance notice for Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater performances and 40% discount on Ailey’s 2020 Lincoln Center tickets priced $55-$139*

    *Friends of Alvin Ailey 40% savings apply to tickets regularly priced $55-$139 that are purchased between April 7 and May 28, 2020. Limit 6 tickets per performance. Valid for all performances except the June 11 Ailey Spirit Gala. Standard service and facility fees apply.

  • 20% discount on merchandise at the Ailey Boutique

  • Access to Friends of Alvin Ailey workshops

  • Invitation to observe the Ailey II dancers in their daily technique class

  • Complimentary refreshments during Ailey II’s New York City season

  • Recognition in Ailey performance programs

  • Season passes to Ailey's VIP Lounge at New York City Center

  • Invitation to an exclusive preview of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s new works

  • Two passes to an open rehearsal at New York City Center

  • Exclusive members-only information and updates

  • A complimentary Ailey Extension class at the Ailey studios

  • Advance notice for Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater performances and 40% discount on Ailey’s 2020 Lincoln Center tickets priced $55-$139*

    *Friends of Alvin Ailey 40% savings apply to tickets regularly priced $55-$139 that are purchased between April 7 and May 28, 2020. Limit 6 tickets per performance. Valid for all performances except the June 11 Ailey Spirit Gala. Standard service and facility fees apply.

  • 20% discount on merchandise at the Ailey Boutique

  • Access to Friends of Alvin Ailey workshops

  • Invitation to observe the Ailey II dancers in their daily technique class

  • Complimentary refreshments during Ailey II’s New York City season

  • Recognition in Ailey performance programs

  • Season passes to Ailey's VIP Lounge at New York City Center

  • Invitation to an exclusive preview of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s new works

Sponsor, $800

  • Two passes to an open rehearsal at New York City Center

  • Exclusive members-only information and updates

  • A complimentary Ailey Extension class at the Ailey studios

  • Advance notice for Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater performances and 40% discount on Ailey’s 2020 Lincoln Center tickets priced $55-$139*

    *Friends of Alvin Ailey 40% savings apply to tickets regularly priced $55-$139 that are purchased between April 7 and May 28, 2020. Limit 6 tickets per performance. Valid for all performances except the June 11 Ailey Spirit Gala. Standard service and facility fees apply.

  • 20% discount on merchandise at the Ailey Boutique

  • Access to Friends of Alvin Ailey workshops

  • Invitation to observe the Ailey II dancers in their daily technique class

  • Complimentary refreshments during Ailey II’s New York City season

  • Recognition in Ailey performance programs

  • Season passes to Ailey's VIP Lounge at New York City Center

  • Invitation to an exclusive preview of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s new works

  • Two passes to an open rehearsal at New York City Center

  • Exclusive members-only information and updates

  • A complimentary Ailey Extension class at the Ailey studios

  • Advance notice for Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater performances and 40% discount on Ailey’s 2020 Lincoln Center tickets priced $55-$139*

    *Friends of Alvin Ailey 40% savings apply to tickets regularly priced $55-$139 that are purchased between April 7 and May 28, 2020. Limit 6 tickets per performance. Valid for all performances except the June 11 Ailey Spirit Gala. Standard service and facility fees apply.

  • 20% discount on merchandise at the Ailey Boutique

  • Access to Friends of Alvin Ailey workshops

  • Invitation to observe the Ailey II dancers in their daily technique class

  • Complimentary refreshments during Ailey II’s New York City season

  • Recognition in Ailey performance programs

  • Season passes to Ailey's VIP Lounge at New York City Center

  • Invitation to an exclusive preview of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s new works

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Your membership contribution can support Ailey's many artistic and educational programs. See the areas of support below to learn more about each fund.

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