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Ailey in the Studio

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It was my honor to photograph dancers of the world famous Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre in a studio setting I created in the Spanish Ballroom of Atlanta's Fabulous Fox Theatre.
This was a dream shoot for me! All of these images were made in 3 glorious hours!

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater grew from a now-fabled performance in March 1958 at the 92nd Street Y in New York City.
Led by Alvin Ailey and a group of young African-American modern dancers, that performance changed forever the perception of American dance.
The Ailey company has gone on to perform for an estimated 25 million people at theaters in 48 states and 71 countries on six continents
as well as millions more through television broadcasts.

Alicia Graf Mack Michael Francis McBride Demetia Hopkins Megan Jakel and Kanji Segawa Ghrai DeVore
Sean Carmon Vernard Gilmore Fana Tesfagiorgis Vernard Gilmore Kanji Segawa
Yannick Lebrun Michael Francis McBride Fana Tesfagiorgis Vernard Gilmore Megan Jakel
Demetia Hopkins Hope Boykin Daniel Harder Antonio Douthit-Boyd Ghrai DeVore
Elisa Clark Sarah Daley Jermaine Terry Daniel Harder Jermaine Terry
Yannick Lebrun Jermaine Terry Alicia Graf Mack Hope Boykin Sean Carmon
Megan Jakel Sarah Daley Elisa Clark Kanji Segawa Jermaine Terry