Kim is honored to join the Dance Education team at The Movement Talent Agency bringing with her a wealth of experience as a teacher, choreographer, performer and advocate for Arts Education. A magna cum laude graduate of Wellesley College, Kim Hale is a highly respected teacher of jazz and theater dance on both coasts known for her ability to train technically strong, passionate and “working” professionals. Kim spent five years as Assistant Professor of Dance in the BFA Musical Theater program at Syracuse University where she taught all levels of jazz, theater dance and ballet. She is currently on the dance faculty at AMDA-LA, Los Angeles County High School for the Arts, Debbie Allen Dance Academy as well as a guest teacher at The Edge in Los Angeles and Steps on Broadway in New York City. Kim has been active on the dance competition and convention circuit for the past ten years. Her former students have performed in all facets of the entertainment industry including Broadway productions of Kinky Boots, White Christmas, Billy Elliot, Ghost the Musical, Mamma Mia, American Idiot, Wicked, Rent, A Chorus Line and West Side Story; numerous National Tours; films such as Hairspray and Step Up 3; national commercials and as backup dancers for Beyoncé and Mariah Carey.
A California native, Kim began her professional career in 1991 upon completion of the scholarship program at the “acclaimed” Dupree Dance Academy in Hollywood, CA. She recently returned to Los Angeles after spending fifteen years in New York. Her performance credits include Debbie Allen’s “Hot Chocolate Nutcracker” starring Raven Symone, the National Tour of "Applause" directed by Gene Saks and choreographed by Tony Award winner Ann Reinking, the pre-Broadway workshops of "Chicago," “Fosse” and the upcoming musical “Eve’s Turn” as well as regional productions of "Baby," “Chicago,” "The Will Rogers Follies", "A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum", and "Antigone". She has appeared as a principal dancer in Las Vegas, Atlantic City, Branson, on cruise ships and in major industrials for Crest, Shell Oil, Harley Davidson, State Farm, Buick, Redken, Tressa Hair and Vidal Sasson. As a concert dancer, she has performed with WalkerDance in New York City, the Los Angeles based Jazz Dancers Inc., Las Vegas Civic Ballet and in the Joffrey Ballet’s production of “Petrouchka” at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. Most recently, Kim appeared in and was a contributing choreographer for Debbie Allen’s “Hot Chocolate Nutcracker” which will air on BET this December.
Kim is looking forward to combining her passion for dance and entrepreneurial skills to help connect The Movement’s talented pool of Dance Educators/Choreographers with studios, competitions, conventions and colleges/universities across the country and abroad.