Kimberly Jewart

Kimberly Jewart began her dance training in Heidelberg, Germany with Carolyn Carratini (RAD) and Henryk Szymczak performing with the Heidelberg Ballett. She continued her ballet studies in the U.S. with Priscilla Crommelin-Ball (Harkness Ballet), David Anderson (SF Ballet) and Don Steffy (ABT). She received her modern dance training at George Mason University (recipient of Excellence in Choreography Award) and on scholarship at the Ailey School. Kimberly has had the pleasure of working with teaching artists and choreographers Dan Joyce, Susan Shields, Buffy Price, Jan Erkert, Scott Rink, Kraig Patterson, Earl Moses, Ana Marie Forsythe, Elizabeth Roxas, Zvi Gotheiner, Danny Pelzig and Urban Bush Women.  She has performed professionally for Adrienne Clancy/Clancyworks and Helanius J. Wilkins in DC, the Montgomery Ballet in AL and Labco Dance and Pittsburgh Opera in PA.

Her more recent endeavors include performing as a principal dancer for Sean Curran at NYC Opera (3 seasons), St Louis Opera Theatre, Minnesota Opera, Chicago Opera, and Portland Opera. While in NYC, Kimberly served as Artistic Director and Choreographer for Orquidea Dance creating works for the Williamsburg Arts Nexus, Duke Theater, Dance Space, DanceNOW NYC, HATCH, and the International Dance Festival. She is a member of the American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA) and certified Instructor of Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT).

Progressing Ballet Technique is an innovative program developed by Marie Walton-Mahon for students to understand the depth of training muscle memory in achieving their personal best in classical ballet.  This program has been met with outstanding success, improving students’ understanding of core stability, weight placement and alignment for many decades.