The Folly Theater has been home to the Ailey II Dance Company for a many years. Don’t miss the 2016 Ailey II performances!
Every other year, Folly patrons can experience this incredible group of rising stars on the stage of Kansas City’s oldest historic theater.
Ailey II is universally renowned for merging the spirit and energy of the country’s best young dance talent with the passion and creative vision of today’s most outstanding emerging choreographers. Founded in 1974, the company embodies Mr. Ailey’s pioneering mission to establish an extended cultural community that provides dance performances, training, and community programs for all people. Under the direction of Sylvia Waters, Ailey II flourished into one of the most popular dance companies in the country.
With Artistic Director Troy Powell at the helm, Ailey II will continue to thrive as he brings a fresh dimension to this beloved company.