Kim’s background is in Sociology, Dance and Education. She holds a B.A. in Dance and Sociology from Keene State College in New Hampshire and was certified in Dance Education through the Universtiy of North Carolina at Greensboro. Interested in the process of fostering integration through movement, she spent 5 years teaching dance in the North Carolina public schools system’s Gifted and Talented Magnet program created to facilitate voluntary integration in the school system. In 1995, Kim opened a movement education facility “Art In Motion” and began her exploration of the idea of a movement-based community facility.
In 2001, she and her daughter moved to New York and Kim became the Education Director for the Pascal Rioult Dance Theatre and founded the Young Dance Collective. In 2002, Kim began exploring the Williamsburg community and developing a plan for the educational arm of the STREB Lab for Action Mechanics (S.L.A.M.) and became S.L.A.M.’s Director of Education. S.L.A.M currently has 26 classes per week for children and over 12 per week for adults in both POP Action and flying trapeze technique. In 2004 she became General Manager and is currently Producing Director of the company. Kim is extremely excited about her mission at S.L.A.M. which, around the organizing principal of Elizabeth Streb’s work, is to produce what Ray Oldenburg calls a “third place” which serves as a setting for the creative exchange of ideas, grassroots politics and to create a community gathering place outside of the realms of home and work.