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AileyCamp 2021 Digital Program

AileyCamp 2021 will provide a free four-week digital program for selected youth ages 11 – 14 from July 7 – August 4, 2021 from 8:30 am – 12:30 pm (PST). This program uses the power of dance and personal development to support in developing a heightened awareness of their full potential, self-confidence, critical thinking skills and decision-making skills to navigate difficult challenges. Created by Alvin Ailey and brought to the Seattle area by Seattle Theatre Group, AileyCamp combines disciplined dance training, personal development, creative writing, and visual art instruction to support youth in developing respect for themselves and others that meaningfully impact their lives.

Application closes March 19, 2021.

Please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.


Seattle Theatre Group AileyCamp launched in the summer of 2016, establishing a deeper partnership with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. STG AileyCamp, in memory of longtime Ailey Production Director, STG friend and Tacoma native Calvin Hunt, offers a free camp for youth ages 11 - 14, using the power of dance and personal development to support middle school youth in developing a heightened awareness of their full potential, self-confidence, critical thinking skills and decision making skills to navigate difficult challenges. Created by Alvin Ailey and brought to the Seattle Area by Seattle Theatre Group, AileyCamp combines disciplined dance training, personal development, creative writing, visual art instruction, and percussion classes to support youth in developing respect for themselves and others that meaningfully impact their lives.

During this program, campers take daily dance classes from experienced teaching artists in popular styles such as West African, jazz, ballet, percussion and the Lester Horton technique (which is the basis of Alvin Ailey's works). The campers also participate in daily Personal Development and Creative Communication courses focusing on: how to empower young people to direct their own lives; how to prevent drug abuse; improve nutrition; and using visual art as an effective means of expressing thoughts and feelings.

Conceived in 1989, this vital program has reached thousands of youth across the country, providing direction and hope to youth who are most in need of knowing there can be a bright future. The Seattle Theatre Group® AileyCamp is the 10th AileyCamp site in the United States, bringing to Seattle, South King County and Tacoma, a program that stimulates, presents positive themes, and provides role models and mentors - impacting their lives now, as they move into their high school years and beyond.

Meet Our STG AileyCamp Staff

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Shawn Roberts - Camp Director

Adriana Wright - Camp Administrator

Maria Boxhill - Guidance Counselor

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For more information, please contact:
Shawn Roberts, Director of Seattle Theatre Group® AileyCamp
206.518.5232 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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