There are few things in life more romantic than dancing. And that's especially true for a pair of dancers with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, who will spend Valentine's Day together onstage at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta.
Glenn Allen Sims
Linda Celeste Sims and Glenn Allen Sims are two of the longest tenured dancers in the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater company — one of the best known and most loved dance companies in the country. They're also married. The pair have danced together for years, forging their love story in the hard work, pain and drama of the dance world. And yet, it endures.
Linda and Glenn Sims make an amazing pair on stage -- and in real life. For nearly two decades, the couple has danced with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.
Everyone expects professional dancers to be in great shape. But a company like Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, with an annual five-week season in New York, 150 days a year on tour and over 200 performances annually, requires Herculean physical strength and extraordinary mental clarity. Each Ailey dancer develops a personalized regimen to sustain their energy and ward off injuries, all while maintaining some semblance of "normal" life.
Come Christmas, New York dance-lovers have three traditional choices the Rockettes, George Balanchine's Nutcracker, or Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.
The new season of Alvin Ailey's run kicked off earlier this month, and we've got a look at a pair of dancers who are not just partners on stage, but also at home.
Q&A Glenn Allen Sims on packing lightly, but wisely.
For our second installment of industry couples, we shed light to the lovers who create beautiful works of art together. For over 13 years, Glenn and Linda Celeste Sims have been dancers with Alvin Ailey. If you know anything about dance, you know the company and their performers are extremely pristine.
Tapping into your natural talents is a gift to the world. To do it alongside your soulmate is downright magical. Meet four couples who have discovered that building creative careers together can lead to a masterpiece: a solid marriage. The dancers, Glenn and Linda Sims of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater have been married since January 5, 2001.
After 17 years, it would be understandable if Glenn Allen Sims felt this month's New York City season by the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater was, well, just another New York Season. After all, the Ailey company, of which the Long Branch native has been a part of since 1997, has one of the toughest schedules and repertoire in the dance world.