Director of Student Management (Ballet & Modern)
Kimberly Olmos was born in El Paso, TX and began her studies in Torrance, CA with Diane Lauridsen. Kimberly studied with Gloria Newman, Gus Soloman and Rebecca Wright while earning her B.A. in Dance from California State University, Long Beach. She retired from Ballet Pacifica in 1994, where she had performed ballets by Peter Pucci, Anne Marie DeAngelo, Choo-San Goh, Lynn Taylor-Corbett, Jacques Heim and Molly Lynch. Kimberly is currently Ballet Mistress for Backhausdance, a professional Modern dance company, and is also on faculty at Chapman University teaching ballet. Kimberly lives in Mission Viejo with her husband James and three sons, Evan, Kyle and Jordan.
“I love teaching at the Maple Conservatory! I feel the directors and the staff work very hard to make the students become the best dancers they can be. The staff evaluates the students throughout the year and work together very closely on curriculum. Students receive personalized schedules if they need them, individual corrections in every class, and all in a nurturing, friendly, environment!”