Angie Simmons is a Visting Artist at The University of Southern Mississippi for AY 15-16.
She holds an M.F.A. in dance choreography from the University of Colorado-Boulder, with an emphasis in the Alexander Technique, and a B.S. in secondary dance education from Illinois State University.
Simmons is former modern faculty for Longmont Dance Theatre Academy’s Pre-Professional Training Program and was adjunct dance faculty at Red Rocks Community College in Denver, Colorado. She has taught at various Denver metro studios and schools, been a company instructor for 3rd Law Dance/Theatre, and worked with arts in public school programs in Chicago and Minneapolis. Angie served as a resident guest artist in 2012 at Middle Tennessee State University, teaching and setting choreographic work focused on diversity, as well as a 2010 guest artist at Iowa State University. As Program Director and faculty, Simmons founded RHS Modern Dance Company, a collaborative arts outlet for Minnesota high school students.
Simmons is the Artistic Director/choreographer/founder of Evolving Doors Dance, a contemporary modern company founded in 2006. The company is known in Colorado for politically charged, evening-length works. It recently premiered new work while completing its first tour of the midwest and will present this work in Colorado in October. Angie has been granted by Colorado’s Neodata Endowment Fellowship, the Boulder Arts Commission, and the Colorado Open Door Foundation. She has choreographed, taught and performed in New York, Colorado, Minnesota, Illinois, and throughout the midwest. Simmons has performed professionally with Isis Movement Company and Tribe of Human in New York and Cindy Brandle Dance, 3rd Law Dance/Theatre and Louder Than Words Dancetheatre in Colorado. Angie has also worked on individual projects with Maedée Dupree, Tom Evert, Jon DeMone, Doug Woods, David Dorfman, Toby Hankin, Nada Diachenko, Megan Flood, Nick Cave/William Gill, and various works with USM alumni Gabe Masson.