Glenn Allen Sims

GLENN ALLEN SIMS (Long Branch, NJ) began classical dance training at the Academy of Dance Arts in Tinton Falls, New Jersey, and was a scholarship student to The Ailey School’s Summer Intensive. Mr. Sims attended The Juilliard School under Benjamin Harkarvy. In 2004 Mr. Sims was the youngest person to be inducted into the Long Branch High School’s Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame. He has been featured on several network television programs, including BET Honors, Dancing with the Stars, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, and So You Think You Can Dance. Mr. Sims is a master teacher, certified Zena Rommett Floor-Barre instructor, and certified pilates mat instructor. He has performed as an international guest artist for galas in Rome, Italy, and Mexico City, Mexico, as well as the White House Dance Series and for the king of Morocco. Mr. Sims was featured on the cover of and wrote a featured guest blog for Dance Magazine. He has originated featured roles by Carmen de Lavallade, Judith Jamison, Lynn Taylor Corbett, Mauro Bigonzetti, Rennie Harris, and Ronald K. Brown. Mr. Sims joined the Company in 1997.

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TDF - Still Dancing With Alvin Ailey After 21 Years

Although it's exciting when a young new dancer catches your eye for the first time, it's even more thrilling to watch that performer mature artistically over the years. These days, many leading New York companies are enriched by veteran members who've been dancing for decades, such as American Ballet Theatre's Stella Abrera and Gillian Murphy, Paul Taylor Dance Company's Michael Trusnovec, New York City Ballet's Maria Kowroski and Mark Morris Dance Group's Lauren Grant, who's reprising her role as the heroine of The Hard Nut at BAM this month.


Dance Spirit - Upfront Buzz: Happy Birthday, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater!

On March 30, 1958, at the 92nd Street Y in NYC, dancer Alvin Ailey and a group of African-American dancers performed onstage together for the first time. Since Then, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, the company Ailey formed, has become legendary in the dance world. To commemorate its 60th anniversary, AAADT has dubbed its annual City Center season "Ailey 60." From Nov. 28-Dec. 30 choreographers including Ronald K. Brown, Jessica Lang, and Rennie Harris will present premieres, alongside the works of current artistic director Robert Battle, Judith Jamison, and over two dozen pieces by Alvin Ailey himself. We asked a few of the company members to share what the anniversary means to them.