Kim Craven

Position

Regional, National, and Summer Intensive Faculty

Dance Specialty

  • Ballet

Best Advice to Young Dancers

“Follow your passion. If you really want it, you can make it happen for yourself. Believe in yourself and listen to the music.”

Favorite Thing about an NYCDA Weekend?

“The UNBELIEVABLE level of talent and self-expression I see in the students, and the hope that I can pass on at least one thing that they will take home to their studio.”

Background

Kim began her career as a ballet dancer. She studied in Los Angeles at Westside Ballet, spent her summers at The San Francisco Ballet School, and then moved to NYC to study at The School of American Ballet. Kim began her performance career with the Pennsylvania Ballet Company where she danced for five years before returning to LA where she danced in film, TV and commercials. She then returned to NY for her first Broadway show and worked there since.

Stage Performances

Kim has performed in a long list of ballets including “Swan Lake,” “Giselle,” and “La Sylphide.” “On the Town” (Dance Captain), “Swing!” (Supervisor), “Mamma Mia” (Dance Captain – 1st National Tour and Vegas), “Movin’ Out” (Supervisor – 1st National Tour; Associate Choreographer/Director - London), “Times They Are A-Changin’” (Resident Director), “Sinatra Dance with Me”(Supervisor – Vegas) and “Come Fly Away” (Resident Director).

Choreography

Kim served as the associate choreographer of the London production of “Movin’ Out” (London), “Tin Pan Alley Rag” (Cleveland Playhouse), “The Full Monty” (Papermill Playhouse)and other regional productions. She is currently Associate Choreographer on “Honeymoon in Vegas”.

Teaching Credits

Kim’s teaching credits include Westside Ballet, the Orange County School of the Arts (OCSA), LA, Chamber Ballet, C&C Dance Company based in Washington, DC, and company class for Broadway’s “Movin’ Out” (Tour and London).

@ 2012 New York City Dance Alliance