405 W 55th St, New York, NY 10019

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre

The Ailey School

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The Ailey School honors the vision of Alvin Ailey by providing superior professional dance training and artistic leadership. Students of all ages and nationalities come from all over the world to train in our nurturing environment of creativity, passion, and professionalism through an accredited curriculum led by esteemed faculty, staff, and choreographers who produce outstanding dance professionals of tomorrow.

Location: In-Person ( NY )

Summer Intensive

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Only those students who reside in New York or one of the following five contiguous states may enroll for in-person classes: New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, and Pennsylvania. The Ailey School's two-week intensive offers aspiring dancers an opportunity to take technique classes and master classes with guest artists in the heart of New York City's theater district.


Ballet technique, modern technique(Horton and/or Graham based), master classes, supplementary online courses.



Performance Opportunity

Not Available


Only students 17 and up will be offered housing. The Ailey School will offer limited housing at the Ludlow Residence for students 17 and up attending the Summer Intensive. A list of off-campus residences is also available.

Sessions (2)

  • Name Dates Ages Tuition

    Professional Division

    7/12 to 7/23

    17 to 25


  • Name Dates Ages Tuition

    Junior Division

    7/26 to 8/6

    14 to 16


Auditions (1)

  • Jun 1


    Video Audition! Follow links for registration.

    Men's Dress Code
    Dress appropriately!

    Women's Dress Code
    Dress appropriately!


    Register Price