OPEN MASTER CLASS WITH ABIGAIL SIMON
This past spring Abigal Simon reprised the role of Louise to critical acclaim in Houston Grand Opera’s production of Carousel directed by Rob Ashford. She appeared in the 2014 season with the Lyric Opera as a principal dancer in Capriccio with Renee Flemming. In recent years, she has performed throughout America in more than 30 productions of The Nutcracker as the Sugar Plum Fairy. Other recent roles include Juliet in Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet (Vienna).
She trained at The School of American Ballet and performed with American Ballet Theatre prior to dancing for ten years with Chicago’s Joffrey Ballet in principal roles including The Merry Widow, Tarantella, Night, Kettentanz, Reflections, and many other featured roles. Simon has worked with such renowned choreographers as Wayne McGregor, Christopher Wheeldon, and Benjamin Millepied.
After performing as an actress off-Broadway at the La Mama Theatre in Stig Dalager's Count the Hours, she was invited on Broadway to perform a specially choreographed solo by Gillian Lynne celebrating Phantom of the Opera as Broadway’s longest running show. In 2014, Abigail signed as an Ambassador/Capezio artist and now routinely models internationally, and is recognized as an international guest speaker, teacher and ballet coach. ...Abigail Simon's Website