[Owner / Directrice / Artistic Director
Director of Principal Company and Senior Company]
Kimberly is a dance graduate of Baltimore School for the Arts, where she studied under the direction of George Balanchine-trained and former dancer of the Dutch National Ballet, Mr. Sylvester Campbell, American Ballet Theatre trained dancer Norma Pera, and Ms. Stephanie Powell, Artistic Director of the Stephanie Powell Dance Ensemble.
She began dancing at the age of 2. Between the ages of 10-13, studied under the direction of Ms. Paula Callou, former premiere danseuse with the Paris Opera Ballet. Kim has studied with instructors from The American Ballet Theatre and Maryland Ballet, and had classes with Mandy Moore, Mia Michaels, Nat Horne, Sean Curran, Gregg Russell, Rennie Harris, Bob Rizzo, Ballet Master David Howard, Keri LaGrand, Nick Lazzarini, and former New York City Ballet dancers Suzanne Farrell and Susan Jaffe. She has also had the pleasure of meeting Ms. Jenifer Ringer principal dancer of the New York City Ballet. Kim has had class with amazing Alvin Ailey dancers and choreographers Elisa Clark, Linda Fisher-Harrell and Troy Powell, and attended Bill Evans’ Workshops. Her continued training includes many classes and workshops with Finis Jhung.
Kim has performed with many companies and studios in the Baltimore/Washington area at venues including The Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (including the Gala opening), The City and Ethnic Fairs, and various holiday specials for WJZ-TV. She also spent one year on the Baltimore Bandits Hockey Team dance squad. The Baltimore Bandits were the drafting team for the Anaheim Mighty Ducks until they were sold later that year.
Miss Kim, as all who enter the studio affectionately call her, has been teaching in all aspects of dance for thirty-years, including directing a program in Baltimore City for underprivileged and inner city youth. Her past students have been accepted into Carver School for the Arts and Technology, Baltimore School for the Arts and a student who was a dancer with Ailey II (The prestigious Alvin Ailey Dance Company Jr Company). With her recognized authority in the community of the arts, she provides guest choreography for the FSK High School Dance Program and formerly led an off-premise dance program at the Young School in Westminster.
Kim feels it is her privilege to be able to start and run her own pre-professional dance company right here at Taneytown Dance Center. With the help of her staff and students, all their hard work and dedication, the dance company has expanded in recent years to include Senior, Junior, Young, and Mini Companies as well as our Principal Dance company.
Kim is married to her husband Tim and they enjoy living just outside of town with their two sons and dear Australian Shepherd dogs.
Nothing brings Kim more joy than to be able to inspire and build confidence in her students. Her biggest goal is to help them fall in love with the arts and feel that they can accomplish anything they set their mind to.