Events

As part of the Program in Dance’s fall 2020 co-curricular dance offerings, Ahmad Simmons leads a virtual workshop inspired by Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker’s choreography from West Side Story.

Curated by Adam Hyndman and taught by Hyndman and guests, this series of online workshops provides the opportunity to learn from some of Broadway’s top performers. Over the course of the semester, the class will survey a wide range of genres and feature the most contemporary dance styles currently being utilized on Broadway. All levels of experience welcome.

These virtual classes are free and open to all University students, alumni, faculty, and staff. Princeton alumni who wish to participate should email Cindy Rosenfeld: cr17@princeton.edu.

JOIN THE CLASS

To take advantage of our unique class offerings and virtually train with professionals outside of coursework, visit the Co-Curricular Offerings page for the Zoom ID for this class. Participants will need to log in to this page with Princeton University ID to gain access.

ACCESSIBILITY

If you are in need of access accommodations in order to participate in this event, please contact the Lewis Center at 609-258-5262 or email LewisCenter@princeton.edu at least 2 weeks prior to event date.

 

 

ABOUT

ahmad slight smile wearing white tee AHMAD SIMMONS is a dancer, choreographer, educator and creative producer based in New York City. He was last seen on Broadway as Diesel in Ivo Van Hove’s groundbreaking revival of West Side Story. Previous credits include the Original Broadway Cast of Hadestown, and most recent revival casts of Carousel and Cats. Ahmad co-starred alongside Sam Rockwell and Michelle Williams as Ben Vereen in the Emmy nominated FX mini-series Fosse/Verdon. Other TV appearances include ABC’s TV remake of Dirty Dancing. Prior to his career on Broadway, Ahmad toured Internationally and all across the United States as a dancer with Parsons Dance Company, River North Dance Chicago, and Eisenhower Dance Detroit. He is a graduate of Point Park University.

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  • Program in Music Theater
  • Program in Dance
  • Program in Theater