KIMBERLEY JAMES

ADC CREATIVE DIRECTOR, CHOREOGRAPHER,

 INSTRUCTOR


Kimberley is one of NZ's most diverse and driven choreographers/dancers. Her passion for dance, music, and teaching is palpable. View her latest video here (2021) and  her 2020/21 releases & past work, here

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Kimberley has taught over 150+ individual Wedding Dances over 2017-2021, creating bespoke choreographies, and individual, specific performances suited to each unique personality and couple. See some of her Wedding Dance testimonials here.

 

Having returned from teaching dance workshops in Hanoi, Vietnam, directing our latest sold out RISE SHOW and choreographing/dancing/modelling in a New Zealand wide tour for Calvin Klein with Auckland Dance Company, Kimberley has performed, choreographed and co-ordinated performances for clients such as Pepsi, Miss World NZ,  American Express (APX), Sony Pictures, Westfield, Netball New Zealand/WBOP MagicThe Lions VS All Blacks Tour and The Cricket World Cup Fan Trails in association with Highly Flammable, Flight Centre/Air NZ at Vector Arena, Fuji Xerox & Highly FlammableTelecom/Spark,  SAP New Zealand & Australia, Flossie.comThe Bledisloe Cup, The Radio Network/Paper Plus, The Sky City Breakers, The Great Australian Beer Spectacular at ASB Showgrounds, Douglas Pharmaceuticals, The Servilles Awards, NZ Dairy, NZ Artistic Skate Federation, The Great Gatsby Ball, & many more.

 

Kim's popular weekly dance classes feature heavily on our Instagram and Facebook channels, and her directorial work has had over 230,000 views on YouTube. Alongside her past work , she has netted over 350,000 views worldwide. Kimberley also recently directed ADC's sold-out RISE show (5 of which have raised $10,000 to date for ADC's first chosen charity CanTeen NZ) and support youth organisations ZEAL and LiveForTomorrow.

 

Kimberley accepted her second award on behalf of Auckland Dance Company from CanTeen for ADC's fundraising events and philanthropy, amongst other fundraising giants Sony, Puma, Foodstuffs and Burger King.  Her passion for developing students, dancers, & talent will continue in 2021.

 

She choreographs and teaches multiple Hen’s Nights, Wedding Dances, Hip Hop Heels, Heels, Lyrical, and Hip Hop classes each week, choreographs corporate events, as well as leading ADC's Development Squad - helping mentor and develop our top students.

Past students include:

Liam McEwan (iHeartRadio, TV2, The American Music Awards, The MTV VMAs), Kerry-Lee Dewing (Shortland St), Parris Goebel (Justin Beiber, Jennifer Lopez, Step Up 5), Reimy Jones (Cirque du Soliel), Jamie McDell (EMI Artist), Ruby Frost (NZ X-Factor Judge), Kimberley Crossman (Shortland St, Nickelodeon), Michelle Ang (Grey's Anatomy, The Walking Dead, Triple 9, Neighbours, Big Momma's House 3), Becky McEwan (Filthy Rich),  Gwendoline Taylor (HBO's Spartacus, Scout) and Jeff McTainsh (TV3 Newscaster)

View her LinkedIn, here

 

Judging credits include:

"Bring It On" (national inter-school competition), Flava FM’s "Find Ya Freestyle" & Mai FM’s "Set It Off".

 

 

 

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Kimberley has choreographed  and features in   HEELS PERFORMANCE - Usher/DeRulo "BAD GIRL" at RISE: SET THE WORLD ON FIRE, directed and starred in the 1950s Auckland Dance Company Campaign in association with Federal Delicatessen, as well as the Fallen Angels Lake Tekapo campaigns & ADC's New Caledonia campaign, shot on the island of Noumea. She is pictured (above) directing our RISE show for CanTeen NZ.

Watch her latest work, here.

 

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