Ailey School Instructor

405 W 55th St, New York, NY 10019, USA ● Virtual Req #73
Friday, August 23, 2019
Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation is the umbrella organization that supports the activities of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Ailey II, The Ailey School, Ailey Arts In Education & Community Programs and the Ailey Extension.
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is hailed as “cultural ambassador to the world” by the U.S. Congress and is renowned for its stellar performances, high-caliber dance training, and innovative educational initiatives which reach nearly 500,000 people around the globe each year. Robert Battle, Artistic Director, continues the pioneering work of Alvin Ailey and furthers the development of a cultural community which provides dance performances, training, and community programs for all people.

The Ailey organization has a rich and inspiring history rooted in African-American traditions and provides young people with a range of role models within its group of experienced instructors. The Ailey School employs Faculty part-time to instruct students enrolled in all the school's various programs.

Ailey School instructors report to the school's Directors, Tracy Inman and Melanie Person and are responsible for supporting the mission of the Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation and providing the highest caliber instruction to all students in the school.

Faculty should demonstrate expertise working in a particular dance technique(s) as a professional artist and educator. They should possess a passion for working with students at all levels of their training.

  • Faculty are paid on a per class basis.

  • Interested dance instructors should visit the Alvin Ailey website at to become familiar with the Ailey organization and specifically The Ailey School. To apply for this position click on the apply link and upload one file (accepted formats include .doc, .docx, .txt, or .pdf) that contains the following items: Cover letter detailing your interest in teaching for the Ailey School and resume.
  • Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Employment is based upon personal capabilities and qualifications without discrimination based on race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, citizenship status, or any other protected characteristic as established by law.

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    • Pay Type Hourly
    • 405 W 55th St, New York, NY 10019, USA
    • Virtual