CORRIGAN--Edward Joseph (E.J.). Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, the Ailey Board of Trustees, and staff mourn the passing of E.J. Corrigan, our much-loved Technical Director. E.J. made many valued contributions to Ailey's performances since joining the production team in 1988, but he most cherished his self-appointed position as "head of morale," for which he was revered. His tradition of joyous barbecues in tour cities with Ailey dancers and crew and their local counterparts, along with his adventurous spirit, will be greatly missed. Generous of heart, he once biked coast to coast to support those dealing with catastrophic illness. E.J. loved the Ailey company and enjoyed each day to the fullest. Our hearts go out to his loving daughter Ana Luisa Corrigan, and all his family and friends. For information on a memorial celebration later in the spring, or to send a note of condolence to his family, please email to: EJMemorial@alvinailey.org. Joan H. Weill, Chairman; Robert Battle, Artistic Dir.; Masazumi Chaya, Assoc. Artistic Dir.; Bennett Rink, Exec. Dir; Judith Jamison, Artistic Director Emerita
Published in New York Times on Apr. 13, 2014.