Audrey Simes was born and raised in Los Angeles, California where she began her studies in dance at the age of nine. She trained with Tracy Vonder Haar, Jennifer Narin-Smith, Diane De Franco Brown, and others in ballet, tap, jazz, and musical theater. Audrey moved to Saint Louis in 2008 to pursue a degree in dance at Webster University. She had the immense privilege of working with Beckah Reed, Iyun Harrison, Jimena Paz, Alicia Graf, and numerous renowned guest artists from reputable dance companies like Alvin Ailey, Philadanco, David Dorfman Dance, and Cirque du Soleil. She attended numerous American College Dance Festivals and The New York University Summer intensive working with Ron K. Brown, Robert Battle, and Gina Gibney. Seeking further guidance and opportunities for expression through other media, Audrey developed a Self-Designed Major in Performance Art at Webster integrating the Dance, Visual Arts, Music, and Media Communications Departments. After graduating in 2012, she was hired as a choreographer, dancer, teacher, and costume designer for Leverage Dance Theater. Her collaborative, multi-media works were presented in LVDT's Spring Concert (2013), Seen UnSeen, and her costumes made the company larger than life in Nejla Yatkin's Encounters with the Infinite which premiered at the Dance Saint Louis production of New Dance Horizons II. Audrey's work is expressed through dance, choreography, performance art, installation, photography, videography, vocal performance, music composition, and costume design. In Saint Louis, Audrey has performed at the Contemporary Art Museum, the Pulitzer Arts Foundation, the Mad Art Gallery, the Kranzberg Arts Center, Satori and in numerous exhibitions and festivals such as Artica, God and Gaia, Dancing in the Streets, the Saint Lou Fringe, and the Chataqua Art Lab. Her studies, choreographic work, and performances have also taken her abroad to Hong Kong, Beijing, China, and Hua Hin, Thailand.