A native of Indianapolis, Simone is an alumna of Alma College where she earned her B.A. in English and Dance. She currently dances professionally with Surfscape Contemporary Dance Theatre and Third Coast Dance Company. She also teaches and choreographs throughout central Florida and the midwest. Prior to attending Alma College, Simone trained with Evansville Dance Theater, Ballet Internationale, Nutmeg Ballet, North Carolina Dance Theatre, Virginia School of the Arts, Burklyn Ballet Theatre, Jordan College Academy of Dance, and Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre. She was a participant in the Youth America Grand Prix Nationals and Gala performance in 2005, and has toured nationally and internationally including to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Scotland, as part of the cultural exchange performance Rendezvous with TUT Dance Theater in Taiwan, and to London for performances at Sadler’s Wells with SCDT. Simone has appeared in such professional productions as The Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Superhero, The Scarlet Letter, Romeo and Juliet at the Disco, American Classics, A Midautumn Night’s Dream, London Calling, Decade, Another Brick in the Wall, Alice Rocks Wonderland, and In the Blue Hour among others and recently performed in both the 2015 & 2016 Orlando International Fringe Festivals. Simone has had the opportunity to work with a number of other professional companies including Ballet Internationale, Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre, and Island Moving Company. In addition to teaching dance, Simone runs an independent portrait/wedding photography business and is a certified Barre3 instructor.