A member of the Ailey troupe since 1996, Mrs. Sims is the recipient of an award from the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts. She has been highlighted in the “Best of 2009” list in Dance Magazine, and she's become a pop-culture celebrity as well. She's performed as a guest star on "So You Think You Can Dance” and "Dancing with the Stars."
She also made a guest appearance at the White House tribute to Ailey artistic director Judith Jamison, who is retiring soon. Mrs. Sims, who was named Ailey's assistant to the rehearsal director in 2010, continues on.