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Robert Battle

Robert Battle became artistic director of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in 2011, becoming the third person to head the company since its founding in 1958. He has expanded the company’s repertoire with new works by choreographers like Wayne McGregor, Rennie Harris and Kyle Abraham. Prior to joining Ailey, he founded Battleworks Dance Company, which performed his work a venues such as The Joyce Theater, American Dance Festival and Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival.

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