Tyrone Aiken (Executive Director) with Alvin Ailey about an upcoming event taking place for the Kansas City community, visit www.kcfaa.org for more info.
What: Alvin Ailey presents Setting the Stage
When: Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 7p
Where: The Gem Theater, 1615 East 18th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64108
Cost: No cost to attend ($5 suggested donation, $10 reserved seating)
Established in 1984, Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey is the official second home of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, based in New York City. Tyrone Aiken is KCFAA’s Executive Director, a role he has played since 2005. He began as an instructor during the company’s AileyCamp in 1991, and graduated to artistic coordinator in 1995. In 2003, Aiken received the Coming Up Taller Award from First Lady Laura Bush on behalf of the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities. During Tyrone’s time as executive director, KCFAA has received a variety of grants and awards, including the company’s largest grant ever received, a $250,000 Kauffman Legacy Grant in 2008.