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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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.