Simrin Player

Alumna, USC Kaufman School of Dance

Simrin's (she/her) professional career began when she was discovered battling at a B-boy/ B-girl battle in 2007 at the age of nine. This led to an invitation to audition with Hi-Hat, one of the entertainment industry's leading choreographers and visionaries. Simrin privately auditioned with Hi-Hat for Vh1's Hip Hop Honors Award Show honoring hip hop sensation Missy Elliot. She impressed Hi-Hat during the audition and thus appeared on television for the first time. Since then, Simrin has gone on to work with other popular and well noted entertainers including Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus, Selena Gomez, Shakira, Will Smith, J. Balvin, Christina Aguilera, Kevin Hart, Taraji P. Henson, Brandy, Katie Holmes, and Adam Sandler to name a few.

Simrin was asked to perform with Willow Smith and Justin Bieber's U.K. Tour. She performed every night in front of thousands of people in sold-out arenas throughout the United Kingdom. Simrin has built a substantial resume that includes performances in Disney's "Step Up 3D", NBC's "The Voice", The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Ellen Degeneres Show, James Corden’s “The Late Late Show”, ABC’s “Bunheads”, Nickelodeon’s Season 2 of "The Fresh Beat Band" (as Jr. Kiki), and the feature film “Step Up 6: China”. She has performed for MTV, the Kid's Choice Awards, the VH1 Hip Hop Honors Awards, the White House, and more. Simrin has appeared in music videos for Justin Bieber's "Somebody to Love” and “Purpose”, Willow Smith's "Whip My Hair", "Twenty-first Century Girl" and "Fireball", Shakira's "This Time for Africa", J. Balvin’s “Machika”, Brandy’s “Baby Mama” and more. She has appeared in print, movie, and television commercials including extensive Back- to-School campaigns for Shoe Carnival and Sears, starring Selena Gomez, as well as a commercial for the athletic line Domyos.

Simrin distinguishes herself through her commitment to achieve perfection in all aspects of her work. In addition to her professional career, Simrin is very dedicated to her academics as well. After graduating high school at Arizona School for the Arts, Simrin attended the prestigious University of Southern California as a Dean Scholar and a Glorya Kaufman Endowed Scholar. She pursued a BFA in Dance and a minor in Communications. Simrin will graduate from the Class of 2021 with the highest of honors, summa cum laude. As Simrin enters into post-collegiate life, she aspires to combine her own unique movement language and artistic vision with her passion for direction, creative production, and choreography. Thus far, Simrin has created, directed, choreographed, and danced in three of her own dance films: “RE-EV4LU8”, “Time Moves Slow”, and the soon-to-premiere “Love’s Requiem”, available on Instagram/YouTube.

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