Cast and creative

Choreographer – Wayne McGregor
Music – Jack White and Joby Talbot
Set Design – John Pawson
Costume Designer – Moritz Junge
Lighting Designer – Lucy Carter
Restaging – Antoine Vereecken

Choreographer – Ronald K. Brown
Assistant to the Choreographer – Arcell Cabuag
Music – Duke Ellington, Roy Davis Jr., Paul Johnson, Fela Anikulapo Kuti
Costume Designer – Omatayo Wunmi Olaiya
Lighting Designer – William H. Grant III

Choreographer – Robert Battle
Music – Sheila Chandra
Costume – Missoni
Costume recreated by Jon Taylor
Lighting designer – Burke Wilmore

Choreographer – Alvin Ailey
Music – Traditional
Décor and costumes – Ves Harper
Costumes for “Rocka My Soul” redesigned by Barbara Forbes
Lighting designer – Nicola Cernovitch

Recognized by U.S. Congressional resolution as a vital American “Cultural Ambassador to the World,” Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater grew from a now-fabled first performance in March 1958 that changed forever the perception of American dance.  The Ailey company has since been seen by an estimated 25 million people in 71 countries on six continents, as well as millions more on television, at cinemas, and online. Before his untimely death in 1989, Mr. Ailey named Judith Jamison as his successor, and over the next 21 years she brought the Company to unprecedented success. Ms. Jamison personally selected Robert Battle to succeed her in 2011, and The New York Times has declared that Mr. Battle “has injected the company with new life.”  The organization’s mission is to further Mr. Ailey’s pioneering work through dance performances, professional training and educational & community programs for all. Ailey’s permanent home – The Joan Weill Center for Dance – is New York City’s largest building dedicated to dance. Learn more at