Riley Sims

Riley Sims EDCM


A graduate of The School of Toronto Dance Theatre’s Program in Contemporary Dance and the Wexford School for the Arts Musical Theatre program, Sims has worked with: Tedd Robinson, Mélanie Demers, Frédérik Gravel, Ann Van den Broek (NL), Ann Liv Young (USA), Kettly Noël (WAFR), Noam Gagnon, Michael Trent, and Allison Cummings. From 2012 – 2014, Sims spent three seasons as a company member of Ottawa Dance Directive (‘ODD’) with Artistic Director Yvonne Coutts. Sims is the Artistic Director of Social Growl Dance, established in 2012. The company has presented contemporary dance creations at festivals and venues including; The Citadel: The Ross Centre for Dance, the Arts and Letters Club of Toronto, the SummerWorks Performance Festival, Dark Horse Dance Projects Festival, The Alumnae Theatre, and Gallery 1313. Social Growl is currently working on Sims' newest creation This Lament I'll Lip-sync Until I'm Born Again, set to premiere in September 2021. 


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