This fall, in celebration of the return of live performance, Temple St. Clair is excited to announce her support for and collaboration with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.

To celebrate Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s return to the stage, Temple St. Clair commissioned photographer Sharif Hamza to create compelling portraits of three dancers from the company: Jacqueline Green, Samantha Figgins, and Yannick Lebrun. Each of the artists is captured both in motion and at rest wearing our most iconic jewels, including the signature Rock Crystal Amulets. The portraits will be posted across New York City in celebration of Ailey’s December 2021 season at New York City Center and then will follow the Company’s 2022 tour sharing the images of these powerful and extraordinary artists.

Jacqueline Green, Dancer

Temple St. Clair Loves Dance

“Art is what makes us human. Dance (like jewelry) is one of our earliest art forms. It is part of our storytelling and social history,” St. Clair muses. St. Clair and her husband, a former modern dancer, are passionate supporters of the Arts, and specifically of dance.

With Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, it was love at first sight. Temple St. Clair not only remains in awe of the Ailey dancers but is also especially moved by how the Ailey mission is carried out beyond the stage. “I find the [Ailey] company’s outreach to young people tremendously inspiring and hopeful. Ailey dancers participate in school and community programs all over the country teaching workshops and performing for students who have little to no exposure to the arts. I personally feel that a life of art and creativity opens doors to opportunity, hope and possibility beyond what seems immediately apparent.”

Yannick Lebrun, Dancer

Lets (see) Dance!

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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater returns to New York City Center December 1 – December 19, 2021. Through December 19, 2021. In January 2022, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater will begin it’s US National Tour.

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Alvin Ailey founded his American Dance Theater in 1958, to carry out his vision of a company dedicated to enriching the American modern dance heritage and preserving the uniqueness of the African American cultural experience. Today, the Company continues to carry out Mr. Ailey's mission by presenting important works of the past and commissioning new ones. In all, more than 235 works by over 90 choreographers have been part of the Ailey company’s repertory, performed for estimated 25 million people in theaters on six continents – as well as millions more through television broadcasts, film screenings, and online platforms.

Samantha Figgins, Dancer

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Deepen your connection by becoming an annual Ailey Virtual Worldwide Member and enjoy early online access to ballet premieres, Zoom chats with Ailey Artistic Director Robert Battle and our dancers, open rehearsals with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and Ailey II, and the joy of AileyCamp.

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