Photo by:Ernesto Mancebo
Our guest artists work closely with the company in rehearsals, and performances locally and on tour.
Dancers are invited and selected by the artistic directors based on previous work as professionals or students.
We are grateful to have Hannah Alissa Richardson of Toronto, Canada who is a company member with Ailey II, and Daniel Harder of Maryland who is a former dancer
of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and currently in the Broadway production of Disney's THE LION KING
Hannah Alissa Richardson is from Toronto, Canada. She has graduated with honors from the prestigious Ailey School. Hannah can be found on TV shows such as Family Channel’s The Next Step, Disney Channel’s Backstage, and also roles in movies. She plays “Katie” in the film Everyday based on the book written by David Levithan, directed by Michael Sucsy. She has also performed in the 2017 fall/winter Vogue Collections fashion video and has been the opening and closing performer for many New York Fashion Week shows. Hannah has performed works by Bradley Shelver, Tina Bush, Ray Mercer, Fredrick Earl Mosley, Clifton Brown, William Forsythe, Moonlight choreographed by Robert Battle at the Lincoln Center, the premiere performance of Grace and Mercy choreographed by Ronald K. Brown at Fisher Center at Bard’s SummerScape festival, and danced in Alvin Ailey’s Memoria during Ailey’s 2017, 2018, and 2019 New York City Center season. Hannah was featured in a dance video tribute to Judy Chicago’s, The Dinner Party, directed by Redha Medjellekh. She was also a principal dancer in performances at the 2020 Holland Dance Festival and took part in a video performance for Def Jam artist Teyana Taylor. Hannah is currently a special guest artist with Evidence, A Dance Company and the newest company member with Ailey II. Hannah is very thankful to those who have guided and supported her along her journey and feels very blessed being able to do what she loves most.st.
"Evidence is family. Sharing space and creating magic with everyone is meditation. Evidence is home."
- Hannah Richardson
(Courtesy of the Lion King (Broadway Production) Daniel Harder began dancing at Suitland High School’s Center for the Visual and Performing Arts in Maryland and received additional training at the Dance Institute of Washington, Debbie Allen Dance Academy, The Ailey School and Dance Theater of Harlem. Upon graduating, Mr. Harder attended the Ailey/Fordham BFA Program in Dance on full scholarship, where he had the opportunity to work with and perform works by world renown choreographers. Before graduating in 2009, he danced in an international tour of West Side Story, and with Camille A. Brown & Dancers. Daniel became a member of Ailey II in 2009 and joined the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in 2010, under the direction of Judith Jamison, where he was featured in works by Alvin Ailey, Rennie Harris, Ronald K. Brown, Hans van Manen, Aszure Barton, Ulysses Dove, and Kyle Abraham, to name a few. Recently, Daniel made his Broadway debut in Disney’s THE LION KING. Mr. Harder has had the privilege to work as a choreographer’s assistant with powerhouses including Debbie Allen and Christopher L. Huggins at Lula Washington Dance Theater, Philadanco, and Dallas Black Dance Theater. When Mr. Harder is not performing, he teaches master classes at high schools and universities in the U.S. and abroad.