Kim Parker began dancing at age three, studying at the Alton Dance Academy for 13 years. She trained in several styles including ballet, jazz, modern, character, contemporary, and hip hop. After graduating from Prospect Mountain High School, she continued her studies at Lesley University. As a part of their dual degree program, she has completed her undergraduate work with an expressive arts therapy focus, while working toward a master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling, specializing in dance/movement therapy. Within this program, she has explored dance as a therapeutic modality and a holistic approach to healing and wellness. In her four years as an undergrad, she was a part of the Lesley University Dance Team, participating as a dancer, choreographer, executive board member, and co-captain. She had the honor of choreographing several dances for the team’s performances, including contemporary pieces and a heels dance. She also had the opportunity to intern and work at The Dance Inn dance school in Lexington, MA. There, she worked with students of all ages and abilities, teaching in various styles. Kim is excited to share her love and passion for dance and couldn’t be happier to be back at the studio that fostered her love for the art form.