TOPAZ VON WOOD TOPAZ VON WOOD is 18. In 2015 she appeared at Alvin Ailey in an original piece choreographed by Carlos Dos Santos, Jr., titled “The Nine.” She attends the prestigious Certificate Training Program at Alvin Ailey this past fall. Her first appearance in a WBTT show was in the 2016 summer show, Mahalia: How I Got Over.