The evening's host and honorary chairman will be actor Taye Diggs. Proceeds from the gala fund AAADT's programs, including outreach, scholarships, and new works.
The gala kicks off the company's five-week season at City Center. The evening's program features the world premiere of Judith Jamison's Reminiscin', plus Ailey's Revelations. The dancers will be accompanied by live music.
The performance will be followed by a reception, with dinner and dancing, at the Sheraton New York.
Tickets for the performance and reception are $400-$2,500 and are available by calling 212-405-9031. For performance-only tickets, available for $15-$25, call 212-581-1212 or at the City Center box office.