Ailey II in Bridget L. Moore's Sketches of Flames. Photo by Kyle Froman, courtesy of Ailey

Ailey II will make its NYU Skirball Center debut March 29–April 2. The program will include two programs of premieres and returning favorites from established and up-and-coming choreographers, including Leila Da Rocha, Jean Emile, Jae Man Joo, Ray Mercer, Bridget L. Moore, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater member Jamar Roberts and former Ailey dancer Marcus Jarrell Willis.

“We are thrilled to return to New York for our annual engagement, and to present our first season at NYU Skirball Center for the Arts," says Ailey II artistic director Troy Powell. “The two programs include diverse and powerful works that showcase the strength, grace and versatility of these gifted young dancers."

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Roberts in Garth Fagan's From Before. Photo by Paul Kolnik, courtesy of AAADT

When Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's Jamar Roberts was in high school, he learned to pick up choreography quickly from his teacher Angel Fraser-Logan at the Dance Empire of Miami.

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Photo by Eduardo Patino, courtesy of AAADT

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