Jawole Willa Jo Zollar rehearsing Shelter with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.

Jawole Willa Jo Zollar rehearsing Shelter with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.

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Ailey celebrates 60th anniversary by nurturing new talent

Sixty years in the life of any company is an accomplishment, but in the life of a Black dance company, it is a triumph against tremendous odds, especially when that company first came into existence during the racial unrest characterized by this country’s tumultuous civil rights era.