Entries by Tyrone Aiken


AileyCamp Hosts Open House

We are so excited to welcome guests to AileyCamp this year.  Today, we toured Paseo Academy of Fine and Performing Arts and watched the kids and their instructors in action. AileyCamp is celebrating 30 YEARS and we can’t continue to provide this inspirational and educational youth program without the support of our community, local companies […]


KCFAA Summer Dance Intensive in Full Swing

Not sure what the summer dance intensive is all about?  Check out the talent in this video! Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey conducts a 4-week summer dance intensive in partnership with the Kansas City Public Schools for students in grades 9-12 that focuses on ballet, modern, jazz, hip-hop dance technique classes, and yoga classes […]


Join us for Juneteenth at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art!

KCFAA is honored to perform at the 2nd Annual Juneteenth Celebration at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art June 9!  Come celebrate with us and enjoy performances from our young, talented dancers.  Stay for additional performances and experience the music, demonstrations, dance, art and history this exciting event has to offer. Kansas City Friends of Alvin […]


AileyCamp Celebrates 30 Years, Open Houses June 5 & 6

Since its inception, AileyCamp, a program offered through Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey (KCFAA), has impacted the lives of more than 5,000 youth in the Greater Kansas City area.  This year, the program celebrates 30 years and welcomes 200 kids for a summer of fun and education.  “Celebrating 30 years of AileyCamp is a […]

AileyCamp Celebrates 30 Years!

It’s that time of year when parents are thinking about summer camps for their kid(s). But, there’s only one in the Kansas City area that was inspired by the late Alvin Ailey and teaches and inspires youth through dance. This year, Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey (KCFAA) is celebrating 30 years of AileyCamp. “I […]