Edward Simon (choreographer)

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Edward Simon
Born Cedar Rapids, Iowa, U.S.
Occupation Choreographer

Edward Simon is a professional ballroom dance champion and choreographer.


Edward, or "Eddie", Simon is a former United States ballroom champion, world showdance and U.S. theatrical finalist.

Simon received a North American Dance Award for the "Favorite Couple of the Year".[1]

Simon is a co-owner of Dance New York, New York Dance Festival and the Empire State Dance Sport Championships. He also returns to his hometown of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, several times a year to coach and offer workshops at Dance New York's Iowa studio, as well as officiate at the annual Iowa Dancesport Challenge.[2]

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Simon has been behind the scenes as well as made appearances in various films and TV shows, most notably, performances on the PBS series Championship Ballroom Dancing and as a guest choreographer on the FOX dance competition-reality show So You Think You Can Dance.


  • 1996 - U.S. National Professional Ballroom Champion with Michelle Officer[3]
  • 1999 - North American Dance Award for “Favorite Couple of the Year”
  • 2003 - North American Dance Award Nominee for “Choreographer of the Year”
  • 2004 - North American Dance Award Nominee for “Coach of the Year”

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