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AJ Sims

Ruth Ellis Center
Anton “AJ” Sims is a Detroit-based performer, activist, and emerging choreographer who specializes in vogue performance. He is an up and coming leader in the ballroom scene known for innovative ‘soft and cunt’ performances that tell a story. Sims has walked in the World Aids Day Ball, OKI Unified Awards Ball, and numerous balls throughout the Midwest. Sims has performed at Dlectricity, the Charles H Wright Museum, Jam Handy, the Allied Media Conference, Motor City Pride, and Hotter Than July. In addition to his own work, Sims has performed with the King of Arms, The Five, the Detroit Pistons Dance Company and Cass Tech Dance Company. Sims was awarded the 2018 Performer of the Year Award at the OKI Awards Ball and the Rising Star Award at the 2015 Detroit Awards Ball. He is a member of the House of Lanvin and serves on the junior board. Sims serves on the peer staff as a youth specialist at the Ruth Ellis Center. He is passionate about working with LGBTQ youth, helping them to grow and succeed. He was recentl
Anton "AJ" Sims is a Detroit-based performer, activist, and emerging choreographer who specializes in vogue performance. He is an up and coming leader in the ballroom scene known for innovative ‘soft and cunt' performances that tell a story. Sims has walked in the World Aids Day Ball, OKI Unified Awards Ball, and numerous balls throughout the Midwest. Sims has performed at Dlectricity, the Charles H Wright Museum, Jam Handy, the Allied Media Conference, Motor City Pride, and Hotter Than July. In addition to his own work, Sims has performed with the King of Arms, The Five, the Detroit Pistons Dance Company and Cass Tech Dance Company. Sims was awarded the 2018 Performer of the Year Award at the OKI Awards Ball and the Rising Star Award at the 2015 Detroit Awards Ball. He is a member of the House of Lanvin and serves on the junior board. Sims serves on the peer staff as a youth specialist at the Ruth Ellis Center. He is passionate about working with LGBTQ youth, helping them to grow and succeed. He was recently profiled in Between the Lines for his work in the community using dance to forge relationships among LGBTQ youth. Sims is a certified HIV counselor and is currently working on his certification in HIV and STD testing. Sims believes in reducing the stigma behind HIV being a "gay disease" and is an avid proponent of HIV education and prevention. Sims is enthusiastic about partnering with Kristi Faulkner Dance for "Not in My House" to learn more about the people he serves in the LGBTQ community, to provide access to new experiences for the youth at Ruth Ellis, and to grow as an artist.