Glenn Allen Sims


Glenn Allen Sims (Long Branch, NJ) began his classical dance training at the Academy of Dance Arts in Red Bank, New Jersey. 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, The Today Show, and So You Think You Can Dance. 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. In 2011, Mr. Sims wrote a featured guest blog for Dance Magazine. Recently, he became a certified Pilates mat trainer. Mr. Sims joined the Company in 1997.

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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.