The Ailey School is proud of its history of developing accomplished, well-rounded women and men who contribute to society as artists, educators, and performers.
Alumni of our B.F.A., Scholarship, Certificate, and Independent Study programs have pursued successful performing arts careers in a wide range of leading dance companies and Broadway productions. 86% of the current Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater are graduates of the Ailey School. Many alumnae have become choreographers, producers, artistic directors, arts administrators, costume designers, and dance teachers. Others have chosen to study at prestigious conservatories, colleges and universities, pursuing both dance and non-dance degrees.