Harnessing The Power Of Dance With Alvin Ailey’s Robert Battle


In the world of dance, Robert Battle has achieved his dream of all dreams — at the age of just 42. As the artistic director of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, the native Floridian presides over the world-renowned dance company, which has been thrilling audiences since 1958. A former member of the Parsons Dance Company and alumni of the Juilliard school, Battle honed his own skills as a formidable dancer and then a sought-after choreographer before founding his very own Battleworks Dance Company, which officially debuted in 2002. Through the years, several of his works won acclaim as part of Ailey’s esteemed repertoire.

Read the whole story at Karu F. Daniels, NewYork.com

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