Kim believes being a dance instructor is the best job there is, and she is fortunate to have been doing just that for 28 years. Kimberly learned to dance with Terry Smith in Hayward, Ca where she performed and dance competitively for 18 years. After graduating High School, Kim danced professionally in Japan and toured Northern California with Donald O Conner (from the movie Singing in the Rain) in the Great Performances of Tap Tour.
Kim owned and directed Cast and Company in Dublin, Ca for 16 years. She taught tap, jazz, and contemporary, but tap has always been her favorite. She and her students won many national awards through the years, including Top Choreography, Top Studio, and Top Dancer Awards. Kim and her students from Cast & Company were chosen to tour China in 2002. They performed in many different cities throughout China and were able to perform with dancers from each city. It was a wonderful experience. Several of Kim's former students have gone on to perform professionally, and many are now dance instructors themselves.
With all the competition experience Kim had, she was asked to judge regional and national competitions for Hall of Fame Dance Challenge. Through this experience she was able to judge some amazing talented young people all across America and meet other dance instructor and choreographers.
Kim has continued her education in dance by attending dance conventions and taking master classes. She has been fortunate to be able to take classes from many tap legends including Savion Glover and Dianne Walker.
Kim cannot imagine not having dance in her life, and plans on teaching for many years to come. She feels it is an honor to be a part of so many young people's lives, and every student touches a part of her heart.