Alvin Ailey bio

Birth Name: Alvin Ailey, Jr.

Occupation: Choreographer

Place Of Birth: TX

Date Of Birth: January5, 1931

Date Of Death: December 1, 1989

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: Black

Nationality: American

Alvin Ailey was born on the 5th of January, 1931. He was best known for being a Choreographer. Influential African American dancer and choreographer. He brought modern dance to a wider audience, founded New York’s Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, and created a famous dance piece called “Revelations.”

Alvin Ailey was born in TX. As a teenager, he studied dance with renowned choreographer Lester Horton, who established the first American dance school that taught students of all races. While living in San Francisco, he performed in nightclubs with poet Maya Angelou .

Alvin Ailey was a Capricorn and was born in the Silent Generation.

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Alvin Ailey was born in 1930s. The 1930s were called the Great Depression (1929-1939). It was the worst economic downturn in the history of the industrialized world. Despite the Great Depression, Hollywood and popular film production flourished. Radio was the main source of entertainment, information, and political propaganda, and jazz, blues, gospel, and folk music, became immensely popular. Discover what happened on this day.

Alvin Ailey, Jr. is part of the Silent Generation, which followed after the G.I. Generation. As young adults during the McCarthy Era, many members of this generation felt it was dangerous to speak out. They were too young to see action in World War II and too old to participate in the fun of the Summer of Love.


Alvin’s Alvin Ailey, Jr. attended University of California, CA, San Francisco State College, CA, Ucla, Ca, Berkeley, CA.


Alvin Ailey’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and his father’s name is under review. We will continue to update information on Alvin Ailey’s parents.

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Personal Life

Like many famous people and celebrities, Alvin Ailey kept his personal life private. Once more details are available, we will update this section.

Alvin Ailey was born in the Year of the Goat.

Fast Facts

REAL NAME:Alvin Ailey, Jr.
AGE GENERATION:Silent Generation
BIRTH SIGN:Capricorn



Zodiac Sign: Alvin Ailey was a Capricorn. People of this zodiac sign like family, tradition, and dislike almost everything at some point. The strengths of this sign are being responsible, disciplined, good managers, while weaknesses can be to be the know-it-all, unforgiving, condescending and expecting the worst. The greatest overall compatibility with Capricorn is Taurus and Cancer.

Chinese Zodiac: Alvin Ailey was born in the Year of the Ox. People born under this sign enjoy being alone with their thoughts. They're creative thinkers, economic, cautitous and appreciate the arts, they can also be indecisive.

Ruling Planet: Alvin Ailey had a ruling planet of Saturn and has a ruling planet of Saturn and by astrological associations Saturday is ruled by Saturn. Saturn is a planet of commitment and responsibility, but also restriction and delay. People who are born with Saturn as the ruling planet are disciplined and are hard workers.

Alvin Ailey’s birth sign is Capricorn and he had a ruling planet of Saturn.

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