Kimberly Morris was born and raised in El Paso, Texas. At the age of five, Ms. Morris began taking folklorico classes as an extracurricular activity offered through Parkland Elementary School. That simple experience ignited a passion for dance within her and drove her to pursue it further. Throughout her elementary and middle school years, Ms. Morris studied and performed contemporary and lyrical styles under Wendy Weldin and Crystal Joslyn. In high school, she added ballet to her repertoire and studied under Christian Adamé and Ouisa Davis. In her final year of high school, she represented Jesus Chapel School at the Oral Roberts University Christian School Finals Competition in the Theater and Dance sections, bringing home first and second place medals. Her passion could not be stifled, so she decided to continue her education and training in dance at the university level. Ms. Morris has received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Dance Performance with an emphasis in Contemporary Dance from the University of Texas at El Paso. While attending UT El Paso, she studied mainly under Lisa Smith, Myron Nadel, and Andrea Vasquez. She performed in faculty productions such as, Hit the Road Jack, The Trials of Probrero El Campesino, Dreamscapes: A Multimedia Production, and The Firebird. Post-graduation, Ms. Morris has continued to pursue her performance career as well as a career in education. She has led classes at various dance workshops offered through the UT El Paso Theater and Dance Department, acted as a guest instructor for the beginning and intermediate levels of ballet at Protégé Dance Company, and taught as a long-term substitute in place of Ms. Beth Leeser for the Canutillo High School Dance Program. Ms. Morris has danced for Company Director Rafael Chavez in multiple productions over the course of four years and performed as a member of Human Nature Contemporary Ballet for the first time in May, 2015.
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