Kimberly Martin grew up in Tampa, FL and studied ballet at a young age with the Classical Ballet Center under the direction of Haydee Gutierrez. She was invited to be an apprentice with the Tampa Ballet Company while still in high school. As a teenager, she was awarded scholarships and studied with the San Francisco Ballet School and the Chicago City Ballet School. Ms. Martin is a graduate of Wake Forest University and danced professionally for many years upon graduation. She has worked with many well-known choreographers and had the opportunity to participate in many national and international dance festivals. She realized her passion for teaching early and since moving to Wilmington, DE, Ms. Martin has become a resident faculty member and guest teacher for many dance studios in the tri-state area. She helped design and launch an outreach program which brought dance, music and theater to over 1,200 inner city children at the Grand Opera House. She has over 20 years of teaching experience. She most recently was selected to attend the Royal Ballet's Teaching Seminar. Many of her students are accepted each year to prestigious university and summer dance programs.