Ballet, Pointe, Modern, Yoga, Conditioning
Kim, comes from Massachusetts where she studied at the Boston Ballet before pursuing dance studies and training at the collegiate level. After one year enrolled as a dance major at Florida State University, Kim transferred to the Ailey/Fordham BFA program where she completed her bachelor’s degree in dance performance with honors. While there she worked with Nathan Trice, Earl Mosley, Sean Curran, Christopher Huggins, Jacqulyn Buglisi and Neta Pulvermacher, as well as renowned Horton technique professors, Ana Marie Forsythe and Milton Myers. Upon graduating, she danced for Heidi Latsky Dance before relocating to Los Angeles to pursue yoga, fitness and a variety of wellness training opportunities.
Kim began performing around the LA area while pursuing what would become her true calling in life, teaching. Since 2005, Kim has greatly enjoyed teaching Vaganova ballet technique, pointe, the Horton technique and tap, as well as power and restorative yoga. She has graduated students, seeing them onto dance programs such as NYU Tisch School of the Arts, Pace University, University of Arizona and Lines Ballet/BFA at Dominican University. Beside teaching technique, she has more recently gone on to facilitate composition workshops as well as train Olympic level figure skaters in movement forms which they apply to their long and short programs worldwide. Kim continues setting choreography on students and professionals alike specifically in institutions and companies in Los Angeles, Colorado and Florida. These have consisted of ballet, contemporary ballet and Horton-based modern works for stage, lecture demonstrations and in-studio performances. She also has taught at the collegiate level, taking adjunct professor positions at University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, as well as Pikes Peak Community College, teaching both Dance Fundamentals and ballet technique.
Kim has been a long time faculty member at DC. We are lucky to have her back with us again this season!