Alvin Ailey dance ensemble performs on campus Oct. 17

alvin aileyNext up in the Pipino Performing Art Series is the Alvin Ailey Repertory Ensemble, one of the world’s most popular dance companies, performing 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 17, at Ford Theater on the YSU campus.

"We are beyond thrilled to bring Ailey II to our community,” said Phyllis Paul, dean of the YSU Cliffe College of Creative Arts. “Their performances are nothing short of riveting. The dancers are spectacular artists with flawless technique who interpret cutting-edge choreography with extraordinary beauty. We anticipate an inspiring and exhilarating evening of dance, history and community and invite you to join us for a most memorable experience."

Ailey II is a 12-member dance troupe founded in 1974 by Alvin Ailey and directed by Francesca Harper. The New York Times says: “There’s nothing like an evening spent with Ailey II.”

Adult tickets are $35. Special rate tickets are $25 for non-YSU students, YSU faculty and staff with valid ID, YSU alums, senior citizens, Penguin Club members, and groups of eight or more. YSU student tickets are free with a valid ID. To purchase, call 330-941-3105, visit or visit the box office on Friday, Oct. 14 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. or an hour before the performance. More information at 330-646-8414.