Kim Vetter is a poet, dance artist, teacher, and student of life who has been dancing and teaching for over 35 years. Her choreography has been presented across the United States including, Los Angeles, New York, and the Baltimore/DC Metro area.
As a modern dancer, Kim has worked with many choreographers and directors including Garth Fagen, William Forsythe, Marco Antonio Silva of Utopia Dance Theatre, and Meredith Monk. Her interest in African dance led her to Salvador, Bahia where she studied Capoiera and learned to dance Samba. Kim founded the African dance program at the University of New Mexico and has led workshops throughout the United States, South America, Asia, and Canada.
Her study of Congolese dance and drumming under Titos Sompa, Mabiba Baegne, and the late Malonga Casquelourd allowed her many opportunities to perform including a chance to work with world-renowned drummer Mamady Keita.
Kim studied with, and was apprentice to, first generation Pilates teacher Kathy Grant. She began teaching Pilates in 1995 and has taught in the Dance Departments at UCLA, University of New Mexico, SUNY Brockport, University of Oregon, Lane Community College, Coppin State University, and Colby College as well as private Pilates and yoga studios in New Mexico, New York, Los Angeles, Eugene OR, and the Baltimore/DC Metro area.
Having recovered from a number of injuries and personal trauma, Kim uses her body as her “laboratory” and is perpetually discovering new ways of moving to facilitate resiliency in the body, mind, heart, and soul. She cultivates an exploration of movement and creative potential in her regular practice and offers a dynamic and transformative container for her classes and performance events.
As a lover of music and an Open Floor teacher, Kim hopes to make dance as accessible as possible for all who wish to move.