Founded by Alvin Ailey in 1974, Ailey II is universally renowned for merging the spirit and energy of the finest young dance talent with the passion and creative vision of today’s most outstanding emerging choreographers.

Ailey II flourished into one of the most popular dance companies in America under the leadership of Sylvia Waters from 1974 to 2012, combining a rigorous touring schedule with extensive community outreach programs.

With Artistic Director Troy Powell at the helm, Ailey II continues to thrive as he brings a fresh dimension to this beloved company.

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Photos by Kyle Froman and Edwardo Patino.
Top banner photo: Ailey II in Alvin Ailey's Revelations. Photo by Eduardo Patino.

Touhill Performing Arts Center




19 | 20 Season Shows

photo by carly vanderheyden

photo by carly vanderheyden

An Evening of Ballet Stars 2

After last year’s sold-out success, don’t miss this beautiful performance by some of the country's leading principal dancers.

diavolo in voyage. photo by sharen bradford.

diavolo in voyage. photo by sharen bradford.

Voyage and Trajectoire

"Diavolo combines organized peril with drama and mordant wit." — The New York Times

hubbard street dance chicago

hubbard street dance chicago

13th Annual Emerson SPRING TO DANCE® Festival

“St. Louis [is] a dance destination during Spring to Dance festival.”  Chicago Tribune