Ailey/Fordham BFA in Dance Benefit Concert

Monday, April 17, 2023

Morgan Gregory performing / Photo by Nir Arieli

More than 200 alumni, parents, friends, and guests joined us for the 2023 Ailey/Fordham BFA in Dance benefit concert on Monday, April 17 at Ailey Citigroup Theater. For nearly 25 years, the Ailey/Fordham BFA in Dance program has been defined by an equal emphasis on both professional dance training and a rigorous liberal arts education.

Couldn't join us? Make a gift and help us reach our fundraising goal of $20,000, and unlock a challenge gift from Patricia Dugan Perlmuth, FCLC ’79, who is matching all gifts, dollar for dollar, up to $6,250!

All proceeds benefit the Denise Jefferson Memorial Scholarship Fund, an artistic merit scholarship that supports students for whom the opportunity to study in the BFA program may otherwise not be possible.

For more information about the Ailey/Fordham BFA program please contact Michelle Clarkin, Senior Director of Development, Arts and Sciences at [email protected].

Meet the Denise Jefferson Memorial Scholars.

Photo: Ailey/Fordham BFA student and Denise Jefferson Memorial Scholar Morgan Gregory. Photographed by Nir Arieli.


Ailey/Fordham BFA students perform an excerpt of BATTLEFIELD, choreographed by Robert Battle, artistic director of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater