Wednesday, October 12

The Movement, Melodrama, and Melodies of NYC

Wednesday, October 12, 2022

A showcase performance featuring students in the Ailey/Fordham B.F.A. in Dance program, Fordham Theatre, and the Fordham Lincoln Center Jazz Ensemble

A fully captioned version of this video will be available soon.


6 p.m. | Performance in Costantino Room

7 p.m. | Reception in Soden Lounge and Bateman Room


Fordham Law School, 150 West 62nd Street, Lincoln Center Campus | New York, New York

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About the Programs

Ailey/Fordham B.F.A. in Dance

Co-Directors: Melanie Person, The Ailey School; Andrew Clark, Fordham University
Program Manager: Emily Riehle

The Ailey/Fordham program offers students the best of both worlds: professional dance training at the official school of the world-renowned Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and an exceptional liberal arts education rooted in the Jesuit tradition of intellectual development and personal attention at Fordham College at Lincoln Center. 

Claire Pennington FCLC ’22

Fordham Jazz Ensemble

Director: Matt Buttermann

The Fordham Jazz Ensemble is open to all students interested in learning about and performing music by great jazz composers and arrangers, including Duke Ellington, Benny Carter, Thad Jones, Count Basie, Dizzy Gillespie, Mary Lou Williams, and Charles Mingus. Students learn about melody, harmony, arranging, song form, and improvising in various group formats. And they perform several times throughout the year.

Saxophonist from the Fordham Jazz Ensemble

Fordham Theatre 

Director: May Adrales

Fordham Theatre offers rigorous conservatory training enriched by an expansive liberal arts curriculum, preparing students to become theater practitioners and visionaries. As a program centered on the values of social justice and responsibility, we aim to serve our greater global community as citizen artists, using theatrical expression to create paths for empathy, understanding, and dialogue. 

The Drag - Stage Performance