Kimberly Prosa is a New York City based professional dancer and teaching artist appearing in both stage and film productions. She began her training in Southern Oregon studying classical ballet under Joan Sanders-Siedel of Nederlands Dans Theatre, American Festival Ballet and North Carolina School of the Arts. She continued her training in classical ballet and contemporary dance at American Ballet Theatre, The Joffrey School, The Paul Taylor School, Broadway Dance Center, Steps on Broadway, and with alumni of New York City Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Mark Morris, Paul Taylor and the Martha Graham Dance Company. She has studied theatre arts under Anthony Abeson and Brue Ornstein.
Kimberly received her B.F.A in dance from the SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Dance, holds an M.S. in human services with a specialization in non-profit management and an M.S. in global affairs with a concentration in Peacebuilding from New York University completing her graduate thesis on Community Peacebuilding through Dance.
As a dancer, Kimberly has performed works by Dance Theatre of Oregon, the Eugene Ballet Company, Purchase Dance Corps, Stephanie Tooman, Bettijane Sills, Angela Harriel, Pascal Rioult, Kyra Johannesen, and was a company member with HT Chen and Dancers from 2006-2012 originating roles in several pieces. Kimberly has appeared in off-off broadway productions, off broadway productions, music videos, art films, independent films, and as a body double for the principal character in Darren Aronofsky’s Academy Award winning film Black Swan.
As a teaching artist & choreographer, Kimberly has taught ballet, pointe and modern dance at several schools, studios and universities throughout New York and Oregon in addition to serving as a guest teaching artist and artist in residence restaging works, and creating choreography throughout New York City, Buffalo, Cincinnati, Birmingham, southern Oregon and Ghana, West Africa & Ireland. Kimberly is currently on faculty at Ballet Hispanico and Chen Dance Center. Her choreographic work under Humanistics Dance Company has been shown throughout New York and New Jersey at venues including: Shetler Studios, Riverside Church Theatre, Triskelion Arts, the Connelly Theater, Manhattan Movement Arts, Liberty University, Nimbus Dance Works, the Center for Performance Research, Triskelion Arts, Dixon Place, as part of the Fertile Ground Series, Wax Works series and the Voices Transposed Series: a benefit for the Syrian Refugee Crisis.