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.
GLENN ALLEN SIMS (Long Branch, NJ) began his classical dance training at the Academy of Dance Arts in Red Bank, NJ. He attended The Juilliard School under the artistic guidance of 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 seen in several network television programs including BET Honors, Dancing with the Stars, and The Today Show. In 2010, Mr. Sims taught as a master teacher in Ravenna, Italy for “Dance Up Ravenna,” sponsored by the International Dance Association, and performed in the White House Dance Series. He has performed for the King of Morocco and is a certified Zena Rommett Floor-Barre® instructor. Mr. Sims was featured on the cover of and wrote a featured guest blog for Dance Magazine. Recently, he became a certified Pilates Mat trainer. He joined the Company in 1997.