Abigail Simon

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Abigail Simon joined The Joffrey Ballet as a company member in 2006. since joining the Joffrey Ms. Simon has performed Age of innocence, Nutcracker(Clara), Carousel a Dance (Friends), Giselle, Les Noces, Green Table, Le Sacre Du Primtemps, Hand of Fate, Sometimes it Snows in April, Reflections, Mobile, Postcards, Lilac Garden, Cinderella(Spring Fairy), Les Presages and Kettentanz, Tarantella, Stravinsky Violin Concerto, and The Concert.

 

Prior to joining The Joffrey, Ms. Simon danced with American Ballet Theatre Studio Company and was an apprentice with the American Ballet Theatre. Her experience with the ABT Studio Company includes roles in Monotones I, Symphony in C (demi soloist third movement), Sleeping Beauty (Diamond pas de deux), Raymonda (Principal) and La Vivandiere, among others. Ms. Simon has also performed the Pas de Deux from Flower Festival and was a principal in Chopiniana.

 

Born into a family of performing artists, at the age of 3, Ms. Simon began dancing and acting. She trained with the School of American Ballet, Ballet Hispanico and the West Side Academy of Ballet in Santa Monica. She has attended summer programs in Kaatsbaan and Chautauqua, as well as the Royal Ballet School in London. As a child she danced many children’s roles with the New York City Ballet.

She has danced in new choreography by Christopher Wheeldon, Edward Liang, Sean Curran, Stephen Mills, Jessica Lang, Benjamin Millepied and Brian Reeder. Ms. Simon also appeared in Broadway in a specially-choreographed solo by Gillian Lynne as Victoria the Cat.

 

Ms. Simon’s hobbies include yoga, Pilates, Gyrotonics, acting, singing and cooking.

 

Reviews: "Impressive... regal... Abigail Simon let the nuances come through." -Jennifer Dunning, New York Times

 

“Unforced elegance" - Eric Taub, Ballet.com