Valuation Associate, HPS Investment Partners
B.A., Columbia University
American Ballet Theatre
Texas Ballet Theatre
Simon is originally from Kiev, Ukraine but grew up in Tucson, Arizona where he began his dance training at 9 years old. When Simon was 13, he decided to further his dance training by moving away from home to train year round at the Kirov Academy of Ballet in Washington D.C. After graduating, Simon went on to dance professionally with Orlando Ballet, Texas Ballet Theatre and American Ballet Theatre where he enjoyed touring around the world. After dancing for 7 years professionally, Simon enrolled at Columbia University where he was able to still do some freelance dancing while pursuing his degree. While at Columbia, Simon was active on campus, performing with CBC, CUBE, and also helped found Columbia Repertory Ballet. Simon graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2020 with a BA in Financial Economics and currently resides in New York working as a Valuation Associate at HPS Investment Partners.
Simon is looking forward to helping other dancers find their paths and identify steps to help them get closer to their end goal.