AtmosAir Project Profile: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (AAADT), an acclaimed modern dance company and school, has installed AtmosAir air purification technology in their dance theater located on the Upper West Side of New York City. The system provides AAADT’s staff, dancers, and school with a healthy, energizing environment while also reducing the organizations operational energy expenditures.

Dancers are elite athletes, and having fresh, pure air helps keep them healthy and in top form.  Another of the benefits of including AtmosAir in a retrofit project like that undertaken by the Ailey organization includes operational costs savings from reducing utility expenditures.

“Ailey’s building was outfitted with AtmosAir to enhance the air quality while saving energy,” explained Mike Canarozzi, Facility Director at the Ailey organization. “I have found that not only am I saving significant dollars when it comes to our utility expenditures, but that my filters and systems are much cleaner. I have noticed a 20% reduction in my fan speed after using AtmosAir, as the combination of cleaner filters and reduced outside air requires less fan horsepower. Another benefit we’ve observed is a reduction in  filter costs by at least 50%. In some cases there were filters that needed replacement every 3 to 6 months, and with AtmosAir these units now require changes every 12 to 18 months. We have a pleasantly clean air environment, something which could otherwise be challenging in our busy Midtown West location, and we certainly have less of an energy spend.”

Founded by Alvin Ailey in 1958, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, one of the world’s most popular dance companies, is currently led by artistic director Robert Battle.  Ailey’s performances, programs and classes for all emanate from a permanent home – The Joan Weill Center for Dance – New York’s largest building dedicated to dance.

Learn how AtmosAir can keep your operations in top form at