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The First Ailey Dancers: Ella Thompson, Nat Horne & Dorene Richardson
Ella Thompson Moore appeared in Alvin Ailey’s first concert at the 92nd Street Y, NYC in 1958. She began her dance training in Washington, D.C. Nat Horne, was one of the original members of Alvin Ailey’s company. He was present at the creation of “Blues Suite” and “Revelations”; two of the signature works of the company in the 50’s and 60’s. Dorene Richardson, a New York native, performed in Alvin Ailey’s two concerts at the 92nd Street Y, the first in 1958 and the next in 1960.