Like so many the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's female company members, Alicia Graf Mack commands a lot of attention.
Isn't that obvious from the above photo? :-)
Originally from Columbia, Maryland, Alicia Graf Mack was previously with the Dance Theatre of Harlem prior to joining the Ailey company in 2005. Her performance of Judith Jamison's Reminiscin' in her Ailey debut that year wowed just about everyone. Physical problems caused her to leave Ailey in 2008, and she spent the next three years in St. Louis pursuing a master's degree in non-profit while teaching dance.
At 32 years of age, however, Alicia Graf Mack returned to the Ailey company in 2011, much to the delight of modern dance fans.