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Educated in Dance & Recreation Management. Danced with Russell School of Ballet, Chantilly, VA; In Motion Dance Studio, Warrenton, VA; Shenandoah University Conservatory of Dance, Winchester, VA; Halestone Dance Studio, Lexington, VA; and Brigham Young University Dance Department, Provo, Utah. Accomplished in Ballet, Modern, Lyrical, Jazz, and Tap. Co-founded Excell Dance Studio in 2008.
From a very young age, Kim remembers learning from her mother, Connie Davies, who taught dance lessons at their residence in Herndon, Virginia. Later, she attended the Russell School of Ballet in Chantilly before moving to Warrenton, where she joined In Motion Dance Studio under the direction of Laura Crowne. During her teen years, Kim performed in various stage productions throughout Northern Virginia. Summer Master classes at Shenandoah University Conservatory of Dance were a great asset in enhancing technique, while attending countless ballets, dance performances, and theatre productions in DC and Northern Virginia sparked her creativity. Favorite performances by Paul Taylor, Alvin Ailey, and Harlem dance companies, as well as the Bolshoi Ballet, and a solo performance by Mikhail Baryshnikov, contributed to Kim's choreographic style and future compositions.
During her college years, Kim was founder and president of the Southern Virginia University Dance Club where she taught ballet, modern, and tap lessons to fellow students, as well as children of faculty members. She attended the Halestone Dance Studio in Lexington, Virginia under Nancy Saylor. Later, she transferred to BYU to pursue a degree in Recreation Management with an emphasis in Therapeutic Recreation and danced with the BYU dance department. Kim's passion for dance, love of teaching, and dedication to community service is what ultimately motivated her to establish Excell Dance in 2008. Now a mother of five, Kim is grateful to share the love of music and dance with her children, students, and the Fauquier Community.