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 recently won Outstanding Performance at the prestigious 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



News & Press

In recent years the Bessies, or the New York Dance and Performance Awards, have become a yes-to-everything kind of institution. Yes to all dance forms, yes to all performers.
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