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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater - The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater was founded by choreographer Alvin Ailey in New York in 1958.<br><br>Photo Credit: Andrew Eccles

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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater - The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater was founded by choreographer Alvin Ailey in New York in 1958.<br><br>Photo Credit: Andrew Eccles

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater - Alvin Ailey was born in Rogers, Texas in 1931.&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;Photo Credit: Andrew Eccles

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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater - Alvin Ailey was born in Rogers, Texas in 1931.<br><br>Photo Credit: Andrew Eccles

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater - By the 1960s, AAADT had toured Southeast Asia and Australia as a part of President John F. Kennedy?s ?Presidential International Program for Cultural Presentations.?&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;Photo Credit: Andrew Eccles

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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater - By the 1960s, AAADT had toured Southeast Asia and Australia as a part of President John F. Kennedy’s “Presidential International Program for Cultural Presentations.”<br><br>Photo Credit: Andrew Eccles

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater - Alvin Ailey died in 1989 at the age of 58.&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;Photo Credit: Andrew Eccles

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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater - Alvin Ailey died in 1989 at the age of 58.<br><br>Photo Credit: Andrew Eccles

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater - Alvin Ailey created more than 79 dances for the AAADT.&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;Photo Credit: Andrew Eccles

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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater - Alvin Ailey created more than 79 dances for the AAADT.<br><br>Photo Credit: Andrew Eccles

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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater - Over 70 choreographers have contributed to the AAADT.&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;Photo Credit: Andrew Eccles

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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater - Over 70 choreographers have contributed to the AAADT.<br><br>Photo Credit: Andrew Eccles

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater - The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater has performed for over 23 million people and in 71 countries.&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;Photo Credit: Andrew Eccles

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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater - The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater has performed for over 23 million people and in 71 countries.<br><br>Photo Credit: Andrew Eccles

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater - Today, the Dance Theater is led by Artistic Director Judith Jamison.&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;Photo Credit: Andrew Eccles

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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater - Today, the Dance Theater is led by Artistic Director Judith Jamison.<br><br>Photo Credit: Andrew Eccles

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater - Judith Jamison was an honoree at the 2009 BET Honors.&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;Photo Credit: Andrew Eccles

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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater - Judith Jamison was an honoree at the 2009 BET Honors.<br><br>Photo Credit: Andrew Eccles

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater - ?Revelations,? ?Night Creature,? and ?Cry? are among Alvin Ailey?s most famous works.&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;Photo Credit: Paul Kolnik

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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater - “Revelations,” “Night Creature,” and “Cry” are among Alvin Ailey’s most famous works.<br><br>Photo Credit: Paul Kolnik

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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater - The AAADT is home to more than 30 dancers.&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;Photo Credit: Paul Kolnik

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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater - The AAADT is home to more than 30 dancers.<br><br>Photo Credit: Paul Kolnik

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater - Don?t miss the Alvin Ailey Dance Theater Thursday, March 18 on ?The Mo?Nique Show.?&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;Photo Credit: Paul Kolnik

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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater - Don’t miss the Alvin Ailey Dance Theater Thursday, March 18 on “The Mo’Nique Show.”<br><br>Photo Credit: Paul Kolnik