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.

News & Press

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.




Ailey company members Glenn Allen Sims and Marcus Jarrell Willis share their experiences preparing for 'Uprising,' an intensely powerful and challenging work created by the acclaimed Israeli-born choreographer Hofesh Shechter, in advance of Ailey's 2014 New York City Center season.
As rehearsals intensify in anticipation of Ailey’s 2013-2014 New York City Center season, the Ailey Blog sits down with Alicia Graf Mack and Glenn Allen Sims to talk about how dancers learn, retain, and organize all of the choreography from Ailey’s vast repertory.
Want to look like an Ailey dancer?  Get a head start by learning the exercises that these world-class dancers do on a daily basis.  Men's Health Extreme Fitness and ABC News correspondent Chris Cuomo recently stopped by the Ailey studios to work out with 15-year Company veteran Glenn Allen Sims to get "long and strong" the Ailey way.