Alvin Ailey (1931–1989)


STARmeter
SEE RANK
Up 23,695 this week
Ailey was born in the rural town of Rogers, Texas, USA. His childhood memories and experiences often informed his choreography; the most notable of his works was "Blues Suite", "Cry" (choreographed for Judith Jamison), and "Revelations", a ballet based on Ailey's observations and experiences in Black Baptist churches that was set to traditional ... See full bio »

Hollywood Stars in Their Early Roles

See throwback photos of celebrities like Jungle Cruise stars Emily Blunt and Dwayne Johnson and revisit their earliest onscreen roles.

See the entire gallery

Around The Web

 | 

Provided by Taboola

Watch on TV

Carmen Jones
Mon, Aug 09 7:45 AM PDT on KCOPDT3 (1261)
Carmen Jones
Mon, Aug 16 10:10 AM PDT on FXM (093)

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 35 people
created 24 Dec 2017
 
a list of 707 people
created 25 Nov 2016
 
a list of 53 people
created 31 Jul 2012
 
a list of 827 people
created 14 Aug 2016
 
a list of 202 people
created 28 Sep 2011
 

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

How Much Have You Seen?

How much of Alvin Ailey's work have you seen?

User Polls

1 win. See more awards »

Photos

Known For

The Turning Point Additional Crew
(1977)
Great Performances Additional Crew
(2006)
A Tribute to Alvin Ailey Additional Crew
(1990)

Filmography

Hide Hide Show Show Additional Crew (6 credits)
 2006 Great Performances (TV Series) (choreographer - 1 episode)
 1990 A Tribute to Alvin Ailey (TV Movie) (choreographer: original)
 1977 The Turning Point (choreographer: Miss Browne's Gala Solo by)
 1974 The CBS Festival of Lively Arts for Young People (TV Series) (choreographer - 1 episode)
- Ailey Celebrates Ellington (1974) ... (choreographer)
 1973 American Ballet Theatre: A Close-Up in Time (TV Movie documentary) (choreographer)
Show Show Actor (2 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (1 credit)
Show Show Self (8 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (7 credits)

Related Videos

Edit

Personal Details

Other Works:

He choreographed the ballet, "The River," in the American Ballet Theatre production at the New York State Theater at Lincoln Center in New York City with John Prinz; Alexandra Radius; Hans Ebbelaar; Marcos Paredes; Eleanor D'Antuono; Cynthia Gregory; Ivan Nagy; Dennis Nahat; Sallie Wilson and Keith Lee in the cast. Jaime Leon ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 5 Articles | See more »
Edit

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

My feelings about myself have been terrible. See more »

Trivia:

Born on exactly the same date as Robert Duvall (of "Apocalypse Now" fame). See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed