Linda Celeste Sims
Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance
LINDA CELESTE SIMS (Bronx, NY) began training at Ballet Hispanico School of Dance and graduated from LaGuardia High School of the Performing Arts.
She has been featured on the cover of Dance Magazine, New York Amsterdam News, Refinery29 and 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 The Today Show. Mrs. Sims has appeared at the White House Series, Youth America Grand Prix,
Vail International Dance Festival, and Evidence Dance Company.
More About Me
She teaches master classes worldwide, in Ballet and Modern dance for levels k-12 and
Universities. Marymount College, Ballet Hispanico, and Ailey Extension, and is a certified Zena Rommett Floor-Barre instructor, and was the rehearsal director for pieces set on the Ailey Company, Twyla Tharp’s “Golden Section”, George Faison “Suite Otis”, and Ron Brown “Open Door”, “Four Corners” and “Grace”. Mrs. Sims was an Alvin Ailey Company
member from 1996-2020, and was the Assistant to the Rehearsal Director.
Mrs. Sims was the Rehearsal Director of Ballet Hispanico Company in
2021-2022. Currently, Mrs Sims teaches at the Ailey Extension, Ballet
Hispanico School of Dance, and State University of New York, Purchase.