Living, working, and dancing in her 7th decade, Kim Blank is an LA-based professional dancer, choreographer, and dance, fitness somatic-movement teacher.
Her professional credits range from dancing in iconic music videos such as Michael Jackson’s "Thriller" and Lionel Richie’s "Dancing on the Ceiling," to earning an Emmy nomination for her choreography in Halle Berry’s award-winning HBO film "Introducing Dorothy Dandridge."
Working in film, television, and commercials Kim has coached and choreographed artists from Madonna and Keri Russell, to Walter Matthau and Martin Sheen.
She brought her love of Latin dance and her eye for authenticity to staging the ballroom sequences, and assisting Michael Peters in the choreography for the film "The Mambo Kings."
Kim started in the dance-fitness space teaching aerobics in the 1980’s at Jane Fonda’s Workout, also appearing in Jane Fonda’s Low Impact Aerobic Workout video.
During the same period Kim was introduced to the Feldenkrais Method® of somatic education.
This combination of high-energy, cathartic dance workouts contrasted with, but also complimented the mindful, gentle, unconventional system of Awareness Through Movement® lessons and formed the basis of her signature style of teaching, and the foundation for the longevity of her movement career.
Kim’s classes, choreography, and private coaching integrate the multiple strands of her dance and movement knowledge and are accompanied by her globe and genre-spanning playlists!
You can see samples of her work at these links:
She shares her experience working with Michael Jackson, and thoughts on longevity in this recent podcast, "Words That Move Me with Dana Wilson"