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Celebrating 50 Years Of Alvin Ailey's Influence

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Celebrating 50 Years Of Alvin Ailey's Influence

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Celebrating 50 Years Of Alvin Ailey's Influence

Celebrating 50 Years Of Alvin Ailey's Influence

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The work of Alvin Ailey — the legendary dancer and choreographer — lives on through his ground-breaking dance troupe, the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.

The group is celebrating its 50-year anniversary.

For more, NPR's Allison Samuels speaks with Nasha Thomas Schmit, a former principle dancer, who is now the co-director of the Ailey Arts In Education Program.