Glenn Allen Sims

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's Glenn Allen Sims. Photo by Andrew Eccles_BW

(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.

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