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City Scene: Alabama Ballet

Alabama Ballet Celebrates Artistic Leadership 


The Alabama Ballet recently recognized and celebrated the work of its Artistic Director, Tracey Alvey, who has served the organization for the past 10 years and consistently brought the works of renowned choreographers to Birmingham, including Twyla Tharp’s In the Upper Room, a part of the company’s 2016-2017 season, April 6-9. The company also remains one of eight companies in the world licensed to perform George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker under Alvey’s leadership. On her decade of service, Alvey said, “These past 10 years have been wonderful and I have enjoyed working with each and every dancer that was engaged with the Alabama Ballet. This organization is so much more than just a ballet company, it is a font of talented people, I relish every moment.”

As a dancer, Alvey has performed at the highest levels throughout Europe and the Far East as well as North America performing lead roles in renowned productions including Swan Lake, Romeo and Juliet, Cinderella and Giselle. She was honored to dance before numerous Royalty including Queen Elizabeth II and Princess Diana.

Mary Goodrich, President of the Alabama Ballet Board of Directors, said, “Ms. Alvey’s leadership and reputation have proven invaluable. Under her direction, the Company boasts high caliber dancers, and the Alabama Ballet School offers students exceptional training unsurpassed in the state. Her distinguished reputation amongst the ballet world has enabled Alabama Ballet to gain access to classical and contemporary choreography thus building a repertoire considered one of the finest in the nation.” The Ballet hosted a seated Gala dinner in Alvey’s honor March 16. Learn more about her and the Alabama Ballet at

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