After a higher education in dance, theater, painting and design at University of Kansas and Arizona State University Kim moved to Chicago. She choreographed and taught movement for the renowned St. Nicholas Theater – artistic brainchild of David Mamet and William H. Macy. Only a few years later she was performing and teaching at Radio City Music Hall and Broadway Dance Center in NYC.
Through her engagement in the ISPO – the International Sportswear Convention in Munich – she found her way to Europe and her commitment to teaching as a career.
She founded the Stage School Hamburg, a nationally known institution, where she spent 25 years training and developing young artists.
Through her representation and engagement for advanced education of young artists, Kim has had television interviews with ZDF, RTL, Sat 1, and taught on the international talent series Fame Academy. Over the years she has been quoted in numerous European publications regarding the development of musical theater in Germany.
She created the Billstedt Project which benefited talented youth in an “at risk” community and the teenager Young Talent Program based on team-teaching in the arts.
The Hamburg Ministry of Culture honored her by asking her to participate on a cultural exchange with St. Petersburg, Russia.
Kim has served 6 years as European Vice President of MTEA – musical theater educators alliance – an international organization for education in music theater and has dedicated the past 15 years to creating exchange programs in Italy, Russia, China, Korea, Brazil and the USA.
She is an expert for Executive Education at London Business School and is on the Artistic Board for Global Scribes International.
Since 2012 Kim is the owner and Executive Director of Stage Consult International