A North Carolina native, Kimberly is a creative soul who likes rich depth of connection, spontaneity, and adventuring to new places. This led her to earn her BFA at Belhaven University, then on to Kansas City where she spent three seasons with Störling Dance Theater, and finally westward to beautiful Seattle.
Kimberly is passionate about conveying specific narratives abstractly enough to allow audiences to translate the work through their own experiences. She pairs emotionally visceral movement with technical articulations, her movement infused with quirkiness and virtuosity. She desires to be part of seeing people become themselves fully. Her work has shown at the Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland, The Folly Theater (Kansas City), Out on a Limb Festival (Olympia, WA), Waterfire Arts Center (Providence, RI), and in Seattle at Velocity Dance Center, Fremont Abbey, Studio Current, and Seattle International Dance Festival. Kimberly loves how collaborating can bring even more richness and life to a project, and has collaborated with artists including Pepper Proud, Zach Holmes, Calvin Arsenia, Caleb Talbert/Luna God, Janelle Abbott, and Nico Tower. Kimberly is the recipient of grants from the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture and Artist Life Guild, the Cornish Arts Incubator Residency, and is an artist in residence at the Fremont Abbey. She has been honored to perform with artists including Michelle Miller/Catapult Dance, Störling Dance Theater, Stone Dance Collective, Shannon Stewart, Alana O Rogers, Maya Soto, and Ashleigh Claire Miller/Faunix.
She enjoys teaching and sharing movement through classes, and intensives. She teaches for workshops and intensives in NYC, Kansas City, Colorado, Bainbridge Island, and Seattle. She received a grant from Artist Life Guild for her workshop Bodie Make Tales, exploring holistic wellness through movement. In 2015, she co-founded Class Exchange in an effort to provide teaching opportunities for less established artists and create affordable professional level classes. Kimberly currently teaches at Velocity Dance Center, Bainbridge Dance Center, Dance Fremont, and Fremont Abbey. When not dancing, teaching, or working on artistic endeavors, she likes to swim, play games, climb trees, drink coffee, throw children into the air, and make things – earrings, cards, origami dinosaurs, videos, and quirky collages.
Kim’s Advanced Modern class cultivates an inclusive environment while simultaneously seeking excellence and the furthering of our physical, dancing, artistic selves. We seek freedom of movement within technique, and focus on momentum, expression and articulation throughout the whole, connected body.
Velocity Dance Center
Fridays from 9:30-11:15am
DanceCrush 2018 Celebration
January 19, 2019 7:30 pm
Kimberly is also performing with Kinesis Project Dance Theater (NYC)
Seattle Waterfront Park (between the aquarium and the ferris wheel)
February 2, 2019
More info to come!
New work from Seattle dance artists.
February 8-9, 2019
More info to come!