Linda Celeste Sims

Biography

Linda Celeste Sims (Bronx, NY) began her dance training at Ballet Hispanico School of Dance and is a graduate of LaGuardia High School of the Performing Arts. In addition to a National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts award, Mrs. Sims won Outstanding Performance at the 2014 New York Dance and Performance Awards (“The Bessies”).   Featured on the cover Dance Magazine, and in annual “Best of” lists, she has performed as a guest star on So You Think You Can Dance, Dancing with the Stars, and The Today Show. Mrs. Sims has also made guest appearances at the White House Dance Series, Youth America Grand Prix, Vail International Dance Festival, and galas in Budapest and Vienna. She teaches classes around the world and is a certified Floor-Barre instructor. Mrs. Sims joined the Company in 1996.

Linda Celeste Sims Shares Her Body Maintenance Secrets

Long-time Ailey School faculty member Theresa Ruth Howard interviewed 16-year Ailey company veteran Linda Celeste Sims about how she has remained virtually injury-free throughout her entire career. Source: mybodymyimage.com



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Throughout February, the White House is hosting events to celebrate African Americans, past and present, who have shaped and strengthened our nation. Check out some of the highlights so far, and stay tuned for more Black History Month events to come.
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.
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