Alvin Ailey's Modern Dance Company

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Alvin Ailey
Alvin Ailey was a dancer who had a hard time finding a dance studio that would allow him to dance. Alvin Ailey created the first African American modern dance company that teaches dance styles. He thought flexibly to innovate ways to overcome finding a dance company that accepts African Americans like himself. He illuminated the world by creating a dance company that accepts dancers of color that is still around today

Alvin Ailey first started dancing at Lester Horton’s modern dance company. “Whose company was the first racially integrated in America.” (“Alvin Ailey”,n.d.). A while after Horton’s death the company disbanded. Then in 1958 Alvin created his own modern dance company for African Americans. “He founded the American