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Miyesha McGriff in an arabesque dancing "Glory" by Tyrone Aiken at the Kansas City breakfast for Judith Jamison and Robert Battle.
Miyesha comes out of Kansas City Ballet School, KCFAA school and performance and is about to graduate (2011)
from UMKC Conservatories dance division, one of the top dance schools in the country.
Honoring Judith Jamison and
Welcoming Robert Battle
As Judith Jamison retires as artistic director
Robert Battle comes in as the new artistic director
http://www.kcfaa.org - Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey
http://www.alvinailey.org - Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
And Robert Battle at UMKC in 2008
umkc_Battle25Oct08.asp - Battleworks at UMKC (Oct 2008)
umkc_BattleMstClssOct08.asp - Robert Battle Master Class at UMKC (Oct 2008)
As Alvin Ailey designated Judith Jamison as his choice for artistic director, so too has Judith Jamison designated Robert Battle as her successor.
Judith Jamison speaks to the breakfast group from the podium.
A confident Robert Battle addresses the crowd to speak of his excitement.
The Kansas City Call's Tracie Allen interviews Robert Battle on the terrace of Bartle Hall following the breakfast honoring Judith Jamison (in the background, being interviewed by Steve Paul of the KC Star) and Battle.
The Kansas City Call's Tracie Allen interviews Robert Battle on the terrace of Bartle Hall following the breakfast honoring Judith Jamison - with the nearly finished Kaufman Center for the Performing Arts in the background.
Zendrix Berndt delivered his spoken word piece from AileyCamp
Miyesha McGriff in the air at the breakfast for Judith Jamison and Robert Battle as Judith hands the torch of artistic director of Alvin Ailey to Robert.
Young dancers from the KCFAA programs
Judith Jamison with Steve Paul of the KC Star
UMKC dance student and KCFAA dancer Whitney Ricketts with Judith Jamison and Marc Wayne, dancer and artistic advisor with Störling Dance Theater
Say "Cheese" - Judith Jamison and Whitney Ricketts
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See also: http://www.kcfaa.org
Gala - 4 May 2019
Other Pages related to Ailey or KCFAA
|Battleworks Concert - 25 October 2008
Robert Battle's company at that time
UMKC Master Class with Robert Battle - 20-24 Oct 2008
Note: In spring 2011 Robert Battle took over as Artistic Director of Alvin Ailey from the retiring Judith Jamison.