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Troupe leader Troy Powell follows in the footsteps of famed choreographer

  • COURTESY KYLE FROMAN

    The Ailey II troupe dances in Bridget L. Moore’s “Sketches of Flames.”

  • COURTESY KYLE FROMAN

    Terri Ayanna Wright performs with Christopher R. Wilson in a sequence from choreographer Bridget L. Moore’s “Sketches of Flames.”

  • COURTESY KYLE FROMAN

    The Ailey II dance ensemble cast appears in concert in Honolulu on Tuesday night. Shown is Gabriel Hyman.

  • COURTESY EDUARDO PATINO

    As a boy, Troy Powell had dance lessons at choreographer Alvin Ailey’s studios in Manhattan. Today he speaks passionately of Ailey’s devotion to dance. In 2012 Powell became artistic director of the modern dance troupe Ailey II.

Dancer Troy Powell plays a pivotal role in shaping Ailey II, a touring modern dance company that follows in the footsteps of acclaimed African-American choreographer Alvin Ailey. Read more

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