Kim’s career in theater began when her kindergarten teacher caught her skipping naptime and singing and dancing in front of the bathroom mirror. From there, she went on to graduate from Indiana University with a degree in theater and drama. After 10 years in Los Angeles, she moved to New York City in 1989 and was the Drama Director at the Hewitt School in Manhattan from 1990 to 1998, where she taught drama and speech and directed their drama/musical productions.
With a multi-faceted career as a Teacher, Choreographer, Director and Performer, Kim has worked on over 100 musical theatre productions, including productions of Gypsy, Hello Dolly, Pippin, Annie, The Music Man, Show Boat, Oklahoma, Dames at Sea, Damn Yankees, Big River, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Brigadoon, State Fair, Fiddler on the Roof, Guys and Dolls, The Wizard of Oz, The Sound of Music, Nunsense and Menopause, the Musical in theatres across the country. Her favorite theatrical experiences are the world premiere productions that she directed and choreographed in her hometown of Wabash, Indiana: Wait ’til You Get to Wabash and Light Up the Town.
In addition to stage work, Kim has appeared in several films. Her most exciting and exotic film shoot was for the Italian movie, Ole’, where she played the plucky side-kick to Darryl Hannah’s schoolteacher character. Kim is also a print and commercial model where she has represented Rider Jeans, Heinz, Liberty Mutual, Meridia, Januvia, Raptiva, Cimzia and many other pharmaceuticals.
Kim began her transition from theater/film to cabaret in 2006, a move that garnered her 3 MAC (Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs) Award nominations for her many cabaret shows and a 2016 MAC Award win with cabaret artist and friend, Kim Sutton, for their duo show: Whenever I Call You Friend. The highlight of Kim’s work as a cabaret artist was performing at Carnegie Hall in It’s Delovely: A 125th Birthday Celebration of Cole Porter.
Kim most recently was honored by being inducted into her hometown High School Hall of Distinction. Kim is a founding member of Singnasium, a non-profit organization located in New York City; the mission is simple: Keeping the Arts Alive by Helping the Artist Thrive.
Kim is a member of AEA and SAG/AFTRA and proudly serves on the MAC Board of Directors as well as on the Board of Directors for the St. George Theatre in Staten Island. Kim lives in New York City with her husband Rich and their dog, Cecil.