Simone Edwards


  They competed in Jazz and Pom annually at UDA Nationals in Orlando, FL.  After high school, she moved to Queens, NY to attend St John’s University to major in Communications and business administration.  As a freshman, she joined their dance team which focused on Hip Hop, Jazz, and Pom.  During Simone’s sophomore year on the team—St John’s won their first ever national championship in Division 1 Hip Hop at UDA Nationals. 

  At this point, she began to train 3-4 times a week after work with choreographers at Broadway Dance Center, Peridance Capezio Center, and Ripley Grier. 

  She was in Charles Smith’s hip-hop piece alongside 15 other pier dancers.  From here, she would participate in a concept piece as a dancer entitled, “premature exposure” by Hassan Olton and “Before I let Go” by Charles Smith.  She continues to train in jazz and hip-hop now 4 days a week and is constantly trying to perfect her craft.  Simone lives by the motto her high school dance coach to her attention.  Albert Einstein’s definition of insanity, “doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”  

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