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Ailey/Fordham BFA in Dance Benefit Concert

Monday, May 2, 2022

2022 DJ scholarMore than 200 alumni, parents, friends, and guests of the Ailey School and Fordham University gathered in person to celebrate and watch our talented student-dancers perform. Thank you to our generous Concert attendees and donors to Denise Jefferson Memorial Scholarship Fund, an artistic merit scholarship that supports two students, a junior and a senior, in the Ailey/Fordham program every year. 

We invite you to save the date for the spring 2023 benefit, where we will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Ailey/Fordham BFA in Dance.

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For more information about the Ailey/Fordham BFA program please contact Rodger Van Allen, Director of Development, at

Meet the Denise Jefferson Memorial Scholars.

Photo: Ailey/Fordham BFA student and Denise Jefferson Memorial Scholar Tamia Strickland. 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