Ana Marie Forsythe

Ana Marie Forsythe, Co-Artistic Director of the 5 Dance Spotlight Lester Horton videos, has been the Chairperson of the Horton Department at the Ailey School since 1979. She was a principal dancer with the Garden State Ballet Company, the Joyce Trisler Dance Company and the Sophie Maslow Company. An internationally recognized teacher in the Horton technique, she is co-author of The Dance Technique of Lester Horton. Ms. Forsythe has been on the faculty of Vassar College, the Boston Conservatory, the New School, and the State University of New York at Albany. Her knowledge of the Horton technique has brought invitations to teach in all parts of the world, including Japan, Israel, and Argentina, Switzerland, Sweden, Holland and Germany. She joined the Ailey® School faculty in 1973. In addition to her duties as chairperson of the Horton department, she is currently the Administrator of the Alvin Ailey /Fordham University BFA Program in Dance.