Kim Holmes is widely recognized as one of the most prominent luminaries of the urban dance movement. With unparalleled vibrancy, sensuality, and versatility, Ms. Holmes has been coined as the “Josephine Baker of Hip-Hop”. Pulling from her formal training in African, Ballet, Jazz, Modern, Contemporary, House, and Hip-Hop Ms. Holmes seeks to redefine the face of the Hip Hop/urban dance movement.
Ms. Holmes’ rise within the commercial and underground dance world, combined with her unique, stand out, lively performances has made her a sought-after teacher for master classes in reputable institutions across the country and around the world. She never ceases to amaze audiences worldwide as she accepts the challenge of conquering different facets of entertainment in order to continue to uphold, and contribute to, the legacy of urban dance.
Over her professional dance career of 20 years, Ms. Holmes’ ever evolving intrigue in Hip-Hop, House, and Contemporary has led her to tour and work with numerous artists, choreographers, and musicians.
Live performances: Beyoncé, Jay-Z, Lil’ Kim, Missy Elliott, Salt-N-Peppa, Elite Force, Dance Fusion, Full Circle, Brian “Footwork” Green, Laurie Ann Gibson, Rhapsody James, Eartha Robinson, Marjory Smarth, Conrad Rodchester, Archie Burnett, Mickey Davidson, Rennie Harris, and Robin Dunn.
Teaching: Alvin Ailey Arts and Education Foundation, Broadway Dance Center, Peridance, Princeton University, Hunter College, NYU, Horace Mann High School, Dalton High School, Trevor Day School, Old Country School, Nanette Bearden Contemporary Dance Theatre, World Soul, The Opus Dance Theatre
Master classes: Japan, Taiwan, Ukraine, Estonia, France, Italy, Brazil and across the United States.
Peridance’s “Dance in the Park” Series, Assistant Choreographer for the Berklee College of Music’s Tribute to Michael Jackson, Kaleidoscope of Dance for Summerstage, Harlem Summerstage Series, Master Teacher Workshop series for Puma Quest.
Co-Producer with Dr. Rennie Harris, founder of Rennie Harris Puremovement, Lecture Demonstration Series, “Unsong Untold Stories of Female Dancers in the Urban Arena”
Producer, choreographer and director, “The Evolution of K.I.M., an Autobiographical Journey through Dance” (Original work).