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two dancers dressed in white in front of a fountain for table of silence

A Reimagined Memorial: Table of Silence Photo Gallery

September 11, 2020

The 9/11 Table of Silence Project, presented by Buglisi Dance Theatre and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, featured socially-distanced choreography this year.

Front of the Alvin Ailey building

Stepping Into the New Semester

August 21, 2020

The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater has made their plans for the fall. Now dance students must make theirs.

Denise Jefferson (left) and Francesca Harper (right) pose together for a photo

The Joie de Vivre of Denise Jefferson Lives On 10 Years Later

July 17, 2020

Ten years after the death of Denise Jefferson, former director of The Ailey School and founder of the Fordham/Ailey BFA program, her daughter Francesca Harper looks back at the powerful legacy Jefferson left behind.

Courtney Celeste Spears featured in

Dancing Queen: Courtney Celeste Spears

June 19, 2020

Driven by ambition, Fordham-Ailey BFA graduate Courtney Celeste Spears rarely lets anything get in the way of her success.

Lindsay Jorgensen s had to bring the dance studio to her house after escalations of the coronavirus

Dancing Together, Hundreds of Miles Apart

April 28, 2020

Lindsay Jorgensen, Fordham College Lincoln Center ’20, reflects on being sent home mid-semester as a senior. Without a chance to say goodbye to her greatest mentors, she uses technology to expand her craft.

MaryBeth Rodgers, FCLC ’21, uses Camp Quarantine to share the activities that she herself is doing to stay active while staying home.

Projects in Quarantine: Camp Quarantine

April 1, 2020

Fordham/Ailey junior MaryBeth Rodgers’ social media project provides students with dance exercises and yoga classes while at home.

Fine Arts Classes Adapt to Online Learning

Fine Arts Classes Adapt to Online Learning

April 1, 2020

Dance, theater and visual arts students are being presented with a learning curve as their hands-on, physicality-focused classes must now fit within the framework of Zoom.

Vienna Balsamides (top) and Izabella Schilling live on the same campus, but they ultimately became friends through TikTok.

The TikTok-Savvy Students of Fordham Lincoln Center

February 5, 2020

TikTok is one of the world’s most popular social media apps, and Fordham students have amassed success as content creators for the app.

Jerome Robbins'

Classics, Contemporaries and World Premieres: NYCB’s 2020 Winter Season

January 29, 2020

The New York City Ballet’s winter season includes classic Balanchine and Robbins pieces, contemporary works and world premieres.

Dancers from different routines in 'The Nutcracker,' such as the Candy Cane dancers and the Sugar Plum Fairy, performed at the event.

‘Behind the Magic’ Celebrates ‘Nutcracker’ Traditions

December 21, 2019

The New York City Ballet gave audiences and dance aficionados a look into the secrets behind the perennial holiday ballet, “The Nutcracker.”

Nine Ailey dancers performed to the choirs' live rendition of

Fordham Choirs and Ailey Dancers Perform at Annual Christmas Festival

December 17, 2019

The annual Festival of Lessons and Carols fills the Church of St. Paul the Apostle to the brim with people and melodious music.

Ailey/Fordham students and alumni (left to right) Marquise Hitchcock, FCLC '18, Maya Addie, FCLC '21, Isabel Wallace-Green, FCLC '19, and Nicholas Begun, FCLC '21, will all perform in this year's show.

Ailey Students Dance in Christmas Spectacular

November 13, 2019

Maya Addie, FCLC ‘21, and other Fordham-Ailey dancers are featured in Radio City Music Hall’s Christmas Spectacular from Nov. 8 to Jan. 5.