Located in the heart of Alserkal Avenue, Sima Performing Arts is an exciting, innovative studio and performance venue offering a thriving hub of activity for professionals, communities and audiences. As one of the UAE’s most inspiring new contemporary art spaces, Sima is committed to offering a year-round programme of unique performances and opportunities.
Sima Performing Arts is home to Sima Dance Company, a pioneer in the exposure of contemporary dance in the UAE and a leading performance company across the Middle East with a growing international reputation. Founded in Damascus, Syria in 2003 by Alaa Krimed, Sima Dance Company has built a strong community of local and international dancers and has grown exciting collaborative partnerships. They have received recognition for their efforts through many accolades such as winning MBC's Arab's Got Talent as well as being invited to perform a dance interpretation of a poem written by Sheikh Sultan Al Qasimi at the opening of the Sharjah Desert Theatre Festival.
Extensive training opportunities for all ages and abilities, in many performance styles are available and delivered by company dancers and collaborating artists right here at Sima Performing Arts. With a calendar of performances from local and international artists, talks, screenings, exclusive bespoke events and community outreach programmes, Sima is providing Dubai with access to high-quality experiences, building a strong and sustainable future for dance and the performing arts in the UAE.
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