Alvin Ailey and Judith Jamison

alvin ailey and judith jameson. When I attended Harrison Judith Jameson came down to mentor my dance class. I was invited to go to New York and take classes at the Ailey.

Judith Jamison, the internationally famous prima dancer of the Alvin Alley City Dance Theater, and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority member.

Judith Jamison, the internationally famous prima dancer of the Alvin Alley City Dance Theater, and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority member.

la Jamison (Judith Jamison, Artistic Director Emerita, Alvin Ailey Dance Theater)

Artistic director emerita Judith Jamison of the Alvin Ailey Dance Theater

Alvin Ailey working with Judith Jamison and Mikhail Baryshnikov.

Alvin Ailey directing Judith Jamison & Mikhail Baryshnikov during a 1976 press conference to announce the premiere of “Pas de Duke,” a duet he choreographed for them set to the music of Duke Ellington ~ Photo by Jack Vartoogian

American dancer, choreographer and artistic director emerita of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, Jamison is a legendary icon in performing arts. For more than two decades at the helm of this highly respected dance organization, she propelled AAADC to new heights with an understanding of the past and a focus on the future.

la Jamison (Judith Jamison, Artistic Director Emerita, Alvin Ailey Dance Theater): The only person who rendered me speechless upon meeting them!

Dancers Alvin Ailey and Joyce Trisler - Hue Magazine, January, 1954 on Flickr. Alvin Ailey and Joyce Trisler backstage at Hollywood’s Earl Carrol Theater.

Dancers Alvin Ailey and Joyce Trisler backstage at Hollywood’s Earl Carrol Theater.

Alvin Ailey’s Revelations, American Dance Theatre, black and white photograph by Anthony Crickmay, about 1960

Alvin Ailey’s Revelations, American Dance Theatre, black and white photograph by Anthony Crickmay, about 1960

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