Alvin Ailey’s Hope Boykin (my childhood friend) to Perform ‘Odetta’ at the Fox Theater!

I’m just too excited to see my childhood friend HOPE BOYKIN as she performs Matthew Rushing’s ODETTA at the Fox Theater this February!  I remember visiting her 20+ years ago at dance school in NY and she stayed true to her dream.  Hope has been dancing with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater for years and I couldn’t be more proud.  🙂


Hope Boykin / Photo by Matthew Karas























“I think that in a very narrow way, on a very small scale, I would say that I’m not like anyone else. To a newer audience I’m distinctive. But I’m still a woman who loves to dance and loves what it means to be in Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. There’s definitely a pride I take from being a member of this company….I might not necessarily look like everyone else, but that’s okay.” – Hope Boykin

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