Francene Marie interviewed Ms. Lisa Johnson-Willingham about her beautiful life as a member of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater under the artistic direction of Judith Jamison. Presently, Lisa has the title of Director of Ailey Extension that she accepted in 2011. You can be apart of Ailey Extension experience via Zoom by visiting alvinailey.org/extension and register for classes.
Alvin Ailey’s vision that dance is for everybody is true! Ailey Extension currently offers nearly 40 dance and fitness classes each week, where students of all ages and experience levels can keep moving with the Ailey community to hip hop, ballet, West African, Afro-Cuban, capoeira, Pilates, Zumba®, vogue, yoga, Horton and more styles taught by Ailey Extension’s elite instructors and guest artists. Students can dance with Ailey Extension seven days a week during special workshops and weekly classes that introduce adults, children, and teens to new dance techniques. All virtual classes and workshops take place on Zoom.