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Judith Jamison
Posted: April 18th, 2008

Judith Jamison is artistic director of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in New York. She joined the company in 1965, and was its principal dancer for many years.

Learn more about Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater at their Web site.

  • Kenneth

    The Alvin Ailey dance company is wonderful- I just saw them in Chicago this weekend. Wow, what a show! Judith is amazing!

  • Geri

    I hae been going to the alvin ailey theater with my children since the 70’s. We love them. Although they live in Israel, they will never forget how twice a year we went to see our favorite dance company at City Center. I now have a subscription to the Joyce theater and see other companies. I have taken modern and jazz dance for 25 years b/c of the Ailey company. kudos to Judith!!!!

  • Patricia

    The Alvin Ailey Dance company is awesome, no words to describe them. I saw them last night in Nashville TN, I’m still floating and telling everyone that will listen about the company. come back soon.

  • Selena

    I love the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. My dream is to dance with them someday.

  • Robin A. Green

    Black Dance is alive through Ailey……I hope to become a part of the organization oneday too..Ms. Jamison and fellow dancers you kept the vision alive!

  • Marguerite A. Bien-Aime

    The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is proof that God is in the blessing business! Happy 50th Anniversary to The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Family, Past, Present and Future!!

  • roslyn wilson

    I will love for my kids to join How can i get this in GA My dream is for my kids to be part of the organization.

  • Patricia Robinson

    I would love to talk with this great woman, Im not a dancer Im a poet( PatthePoet) from SC

  • twinkle toes!!!!!!!!

    For Black History Month im doing a report on Judith Jamison, she is so cool and such a great dancer!!!!!!! I chose her because im a dancer too and it would be really cool to learn more about her!

  • E.A. Crouch

    Congratulation Judith Jamison on your BET Honor Award.
    I know my great aunt (Mattie McCray) would be very proud of you.

  • Shamaya Franklin

    I thank The Almighty God for helping this man create such a beautiful inspiration for me individualy as a 14 going on 15 year old.My parents and I went to Chicago to see these awesome dancers years ago for my birthday,and it was amazing!To God and The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Family,Thank You Very Much.

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