Ever heard of Alvin Ailey? He was an influential dancer and choreographer in the 20th century who was not only known for his talent, but for breaking racial barriers as well. Learn more about this amazing artist in this printable biography when studying the fine arts or Black History Month. First, students will read a passage about Alvin Ailey. Then, they will show their understanding by answering comprehension questions. This worksheet is geared towards upper elementary readers.