Abigail SIMON / Dancer, Actor, Model, Teacher, Manager
Recently, ABIGAIL SIMON returned to the Lyric Opera of Chicago to dance in Rob Ashford’s production of Carmen after performing there previously as Louise in Ashford’s Carousel. Abigail later reprised the role with the Houston Grand Opera. She appeared 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 Nutcracker productions 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 (principal roles in 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 I 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 manager, guest speaker, and teacher/ballet coach. Abigail recently performed Christopher Wheeldon’s After the Rain and Romeo and Juliet Balcony Scene at the Gala Internacional de Ballet as a principal guest artist. In the summer of 2017, Abigail partnered with Ray Thompson to form Simon and Thompson Entertainment. Clients include dancers from New York City Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, The Royal Ballet of London, and Broadway’s An American in Paris and Hamilton.