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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.

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.

Since graduating from the Fordham/Ailey program, Sykes has appeared in musicals including

Fordham Alum to Play the King of Pop in New Musical

November 22, 2019

Ephraim Sykes, FCLC '10, will play Michael Jackson in a musical set to open on Broadway in July.

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.

Fordham students who attended this year's Tony Awards shared the space with many famous nominees, among them Fordham alumni and faculty.

A Very Fordham Tony Ceremony

June 15, 2019

The Rams were well-represented at Radio City Music Hall for the 73rd annual Tony Awards.

Amanda Egan and Siobhan Murray are two of 32 seniors from the Fordham/Ailey B.F.A. Program. Like some of their peers, they plan to audition for professional dance companies.

Fordham/Ailey BFAs Go Out With a Bang (And a Battement)

May 1, 2019

Seniors from the B.F.A. program, Amanda Egan and Siobhan Murray, discuss the Senior Showcase and reflect on life after the Ailey School.

The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, celebrating its 60th anniversary, takes a look back at its storied history.

To Mr. Ailey and the Ascent, with Love

February 6, 2019

A love letter to the diverse landscape offered by the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.

Taeler Cyrus, FCLC ’08, uses the discipline she learned at Ailey in Broadway's

Fordham/Ailey Alum Says “Hello, Dolly!”

February 28, 2018

By CAT REYNOLDS Contributing Writer The joyful, iconic number “Put On Your Sunday Clothes” ignites a ta...


Bailar Para Juntar

September 14, 2017

By CARSON THORNTON GONZALEZ Features Editor We all strive to find that which incorporates what we love with a way ...


BFA Students Join Alvin Ailey in Production of “Memoria”

November 15, 2016

By SHAINA OPPENHEIMER Staff Writer For many dancers, taking the New York City stage is a milestone, ...

Ailey students perform dances of Kanji Segawa, Stefanie Batten Bland, Jacinta Vlach and Norbert De La Cruz III for the Ailey/Fordham B.F.A., in Dance Benefit Concert. (PHOTO BY JUSTIN REBOLLO/THE OBSERVER)

Ailey Students Perform Pieces by Prominent Choreographers

April 18, 2015

By MICHAELENE KARLEN Staff Writer Published: March 15, 2015 Dancers from each year in the Ailey/Fordham ...