Vala Dancewear would like to extend its deepest sympathies to the faculty and students of the Ailey School. The famed institution lost its director Denise Jefferson on Saturday, following a battle with ovarian cancer. Jefferson was 65 years old.
“In addition to mentoring countless young dancers, she helped create an innovative degree program with Fordham University.
Co-workers say she was an amazing woman whose spirit will live in on in the school.” ~ Quote NY1 News
Click here to read a wonderful tribute to Denise Jefferson, courtesy of the NY Times.com.