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Located in the heart of Alserkal Avenue, Sima Performing Arts is an exciting, innovative studio and performance space offering a thriving hub of activity for professionals, communities and audiences. As one of the UAE’s most inspiring new contemporary art spaces, we are committed to offering a year-round program 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 2003 by Alaa Krimed, Sima Dance Company have built a strong community of local and international dancers, grown exciting collaborative partnerships and continue to receive recognition for their efforts through many accolades such as the winning title of MBC’s Arab’s Got Talent. Among the extensive training available at Sima Performing Arts, many performing arts workshops for all ages and abilities are led by company dancers and collaborating artists, giving Dubai professionals and communities access to high quality arts practice. For the full range of workshops available, please take a look at our current schedule or visit our social media pages.

Sima Performing Arts offer an exciting schedule of performances all year round from local and international artists, in many art forms. As home of Sima Dance Company, many new and unique performances will be made by the company for the space. We will bring you opportunities to further engage with companies through talks, screenings, workshops and more, continuing to build a strong and sustainable future for dance and the arts in the UAE.

Sima Performing Arts is a creative powerhouse committed to increasing access to all through dance and art making. With a brand new dance development program, our influence reaches beyond the studio, playing a significant role in the community. Through bespoke projects, artists at Sima Performing Arts engage directly with partners to deliver engaging artistic experiences. Take a look at our News & Events section to find out the latest information. You can also contact us to discuss a project or event you’d like to collaborate on.