Choreography, Performance, Dance, Music, Costume Design, Installation, and Video
Audrey Nicole Simes (b. 1990, Los Angeles, CA) directs multidisciplinary performances at the intersection of dance, theater, music, projection and installation art. The resulting works highlight her broad interests in family narrative and cultural memory, woman as subject matter, individual agency, technology, surveillance and social control, conspiracy and simple truths, resistance and stultification, militarization, and environmental disaster. Simes redefines the audience in her work, empathetically confronting viewers and facilitating their intimate engagement. She received a BFA from Webster University in a self-designed interdisciplinary concentration in performance art and attended American College Dance Festivals and the New York University Summer Dance Intensive. Her studio is in St. Louis, Missouri.
Simes is co-director of FloSTL, an emerging dance theater company and artist collective in St. Louis. Her independent works and performances have been showcased at the Touhill Performing Arts Center, the Grandel, Saint Louis International Film Festival, Regional Arts Commission, Hoffman LaChance Contemporary, Mad Art Gallery, Kranzberg Arts Center, Dancing in the Streets, Saint Lou Fringe, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, Pulitzer Arts Foundation, Artica, and Copenhagen Artists in Residence. Simes’ work has been exhibited in concert with the Big Muddy Dance Company, Ashleyliane Dance Company, Consuming Kinetics Dance Company, and Leverage Dance Theater. Simes was selected as St. Louis Post Dispatch’s Arts and Theater Rising Star in 2016 for “Tributary,” which shed light on the nuclear waste contamination at Coldwater Creek in North St. Louis.