Ailey II merges the spirit and energy of the country's best young dance talent with the passion and creative vision of today's most outstanding emerging choreographers. Under the direction of Sylvia Waters (from 1974-2012), Ailey II flourished into one of the most popular dance companies in the country. With new Artistic Director Troy Powell at the helm, Ailey II continues to thrive as he brings a fresh dimension to this beloved company. In recent years, the company has presented works by dance masters Alvin Ailey, Donald Byrd, George W. Faison, Lar Lubovitch, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Artistic Director Robert Battle and Artistic Director Emerita Judith Jamison. Ailey II has also performed innovative works by rising choreographers including Sidra Bell, Thang Dao, and Kyle Abraham.
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