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Linda Celeste Sims

Rehearsal Director

Linda Celeste Sims began training at Ballet Hispánico School of Dance and graduated from LaGuardia High School of the Performing Arts. Sims has received the 2016 Inspiración Award from Ballet Hispánico, won Outstanding Performance at the 2014 New York Dance and Performance Awards (“The Bessies”), and most recently, received the 2017 Dance Magazine Award. She has been featured on the cover Dance Magazine as well as on So You Think You Can Dance, Dancing With the Stars, the Ellen DeGeneres Show, the Mo’Nique Show, Live with Kelly and Michael, and NBC’s Today show. Sims has appeared at the White House Series, Youth America Grand Prix, Vail International Dance Festival, and galas in Budapest and Vienna, and originated featured roles by Judith Jamison, Donald Byrd, Alonso King, Dwight Rhoden, Ronald K. Brown, Mauro Bigonzetti, Jennifer Muller, Karole Armitage, Lynn Taylor Corbett, Rennie Harris, Christopher L. Huggins, and Azure Barton. She teaches master classes around the world and is a certified Zena-Rommett Floor-Barre instructor. Sims danced for Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater from 1996–2020 and was also the assistant to the rehearsal director.