Kim's Dance Studio
Instructor Biographies


Kim began her dance career in tap, jazz and ballet at the age of 2 1/2 and performed in The Nutcracker Ballet for 5 years. She began teaching tap, jazz and ballet at the age of 16. She has performed at Clarksville Little Theater and at Derby Dinner Playhouse with Tom Poston. In 1989, she began ballroom dancing and began teaching Ballroom and Country Western in 1990. She has trained with top professional coaches from all over the United States and Canada. Kim has taught at several ballrooms in the area and taught at University of Louisville for 4 years before opening Kim's Dance Studio in 2005. In 2006, she formed a partnership with one of her students, Peggy Finn, and opened Ballroom & Boogie Shoes. The store sells ballroom dance supplies, shoes, apparel and jewelry, as well as tap, jazz and ballet supplies.

Kim's philosophy is that dancing should be fun. West Coast Swing is one of her specialties and Samba, one of her favorite dances. She feels very fortunate to be doing something that she loves.


Vicki began taking group dance lessons in 1996; ballroom dance, line dance and country couples dance. She prefers partner dances especially swing. In 1997, her focus turned to West Coast Swing, and she began taking both workshops and private lessons. She has traveled to attend workshops with some of the top instructors in the country. Through dancing, she has met some of her best friends. In fact, that is how she met Kim. Kim is not only her friend, but is also her instructor and mentor.

Her vision is a community that welcomes both the beginner and the experienced dancers. There is nothing that touches the heart like seeing a couple in their senior years moving in sync and harmony, enjoying the music and a dance with each other. It is also exciting to watch a young couple with their energy and passion put into dance. However, there is nothing more intimidating than to walk into an experienced group armed only with a desire to dance. Her goal is an environment conducive to learning and socializing: a community of young and old, all along the skill curve. Through Kim's Dance Studio, everyone will dance at a level they can comfortably achieve and will have a place to work toward that achievement. Everyone will feel welcome. Itís her goal to see the dance community grow, to continue to improve their dancing skills, to make life long friends, and to have fun.


Christie began dancing at the age of three. She trained in Tap, Jazz, and Ballet for ten years and in Pointe for two years. She became an assistant teacher at the age of 12 in Tap, Jazz, and Ballet. In 1998, Christie began lessons with Kim in Swing, Cha-Cha, Rumba, Salsa/Mambo, Waltz, and Foxtrot, and in 2006 began West Coast Swing. Currently, Christie teaches at Kim's Dance Studio and continues to expand her knowledge of dance. She also works for a consulting firm in Louisville full-time.

Christie has always enjoyed dance. For her, dance should be challenging, but fun and rewarding. Dance is an expression of emotion and an opportunity for growth and development. Christie is more interested in the social dance, but still maintains a strong focus on technique.