Linda Celeste Sims


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:

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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.
So much of a dancer's power comes from an ability to tune in to the body, says Alvin Ailey's Linda Celeste Sims. She shares the moves and mental tricks that allow her to soar above the rest.




Shape Magazine recently stopped by the Ailey Studios to find out how our dancers keep their bodies in the incredible shape needed to deliver knock-out performances. Watch never-before-seen footage of an Ailey rehearsal and get fitness and diet tips from three of the Company's stars.
Jet lag, swollen feet, stiff neck, dehydration – traveling can be a burden on the body for anyone, but it’s an even greater challenge for Ailey dancers, who must stay in impeccable physical form as they tour across the world. With over 16 years of experience touring with the Company under her belt, Linda Celeste Sims shares a few of her favorite tricks and tips that will keep you in shape both at home and on the road.