Robert Battle

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  • Robert Battle
    • became artistic director of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre In July 2011
    • Met his mentor- Carolyn Adams at the Julliard School
      • Danced with with the Parsons Dance company from 1994 to 2001
    • Founded his own Battleworks Dance Company, made its debut in 2002 in Dusseldorf.
      • He recieved the prestegious Statue Award from the Princess Grace Foundation in 2007
        • Robert Battle
          • became artistic director of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre In July 2011
          • Met his mentor- Carolyn Adams at the Julliard School
            • Danced with with the Parsons Dance company from 1994 to 2001
          • Founded his own Battleworks Dance Company, made its debut in 2002 in Dusseldorf.
            • He recieved the prestegious Statue Award from the Princess Grace Foundation in 2007
            • born August 28, 1972 in Jacksonville, Florida, USA
            • Battle was raised by his great uncle Willie Horne and his cousin Dessie Horne in economically poor living conditions
            • received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1994
            • In 2005 he was honoured as a Master of African American Choreography by the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
      • born August 28, 1972 in Jacksonville, Florida, USA
      • Battle was raised by his great uncle Willie Horne and his cousin Dessie Horne in economically poor living conditions
      • received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1994
      • In 2005 he was honoured as a Master of African American Choreography by the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
    • A frequent choreographer and artist in residence at Ailey since 1999

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