Kim Wallace began her early dance and theatrical training in Parksville, BC at the Parksville Ballet School (currently ‘Innovate Dance Arts’). She furthered her training with the Vancouver Island Dance Company ‘Dancestreams’, Alvin Ailey (New York), Arts Umbrella (Vancouver) and London Studio Center (London, UK). Trained as a triple threat performer, she graduated from Middlesex University, in London, UK with a B.A (Hons) degree in Theatre Dance in 2002 and received the Peter Brinson Award for Excellence in Contemporary Dance with a passion for Modern & Contemporary Dance. While abroad Kim danced with London Studio Center, Intoto Dance Company and Ballet Rambert and on some of the most famous stages in England as a soloist and company member including The Royal Opera House in London, England.
Upon returning to Canada, she began mentoring, guest teaching and choreographing group and individual works for many students to various festivals and Provincial Competitions and has received numerous awards for her modern and contemporary choreography. She has had the fortune to teach at many different Dance Schools, in addition to assisting in local School Districts for their Dance and Theatre Programs, working with High-School Dance Programs and local Vaulting Programs. While in England, she completed her ISTD Tap Associate Certificate, and is planning on completing her ISTD Cecchetti Associate Certificate this Fall. Most recently she has co-created a training & workshop group called ‘Mosaic Dance’ to celebrate, education and explore the world of modern dance.
While staying actively involved in the dance community, Kim has been operating a financial services business based out of Nanaimo, BC for the last five years, allowing her the flexibility to remain engaged in projects or programs that fit into her full time schedule. As a former dancer and passionate teacher, she continues to seek out opportunities where she may share her knowledge and love of this art form in a variety of capacities, with depth and understanding that has been developed over the last 25 years.