Artistic Director | Founding Company Member
Simone is the writer and director of Symphony of the Fourth Dimension (2015) and Through the Looking Glass (2016) with Centrifuge Arts. Previously, she worked with the devising ensemble The Clearing, originating the role of Erna in hOMAge, which premiered at the Venus Theater Festival in 2014 and was nominated for best play. At the Lower East Side Festival, Simone starred as Oma in a revised version of hOMAge. Recently cast as the lead in Valentine (Lydia), Simone has also appeared in Paragraph 18 (Harper), and Experience Discouraged (Mallory) in principle roles.
From 2011, Simone has danced as company apprentice with the Urban Ballet Theater and was featured as the ‘Dreamcatcher’ soloist in the 2012 production of Nutcracker in the Lower. From 2008-2010, she served as co-director and choreographer for Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Honk, and Beauty and the Beast through the Williamsville Community Education’s summer program. In 2008, she choreographed for the Palace Theater’s production of West Side Story.
Simone is a graduate of New York University with a BFA in Drama from Tisch School of the Arts. She previously served as Artistic Director of Twilight Park’s Summer Program and has given master classes and workshops throughout NYC and NYS. Simone has been a teaching artist in residence at PS34, Bard Early College High School, and Henry Street Settlement’s Abrons Arts Center. She was also selected to participate in Carnegie Hall’s Music Educators Workshop for the 2015-2016 season. Simone is currently on faculty at Temple Israel of Hollywood and is a teaching artist with ArtwoxLA in Los Angeles.
Simone continues to work as a guest artist with The Clearing collaborative ensemble and is a member of the SciArtCenter in New York City as well as the Contemporary Performance Network.