Kimberly Lester – Choreographer, Virginia

Co-Artistic Director of the MOJO Theatre in SF, Kimberly is a performer, director, choreographer, and writer for Theatre, Dance,and Film/TV. She began dancing at three years old in Cincinnati, OH, where she danced on the young professional company with the Annelise Von Ottegin Ballet. At 13, she began focusing exclusively on water ballet or better known as synchronized swimming. Kimberly was a two-time National Age Group champion and a two-time National Team member representing the USA at the American Cup and the Swiss Open. After her synchro career, she graduated with a Physical Theatre and New Works degree from The Ohio State University. She now specializes in integrated and holistic performance – using one’s voice, body, and spirit to tell stories. Some of her favorite credits are – choreography for the Rocky Horror Picture Show, Ain’t Misbehavin’, and My Fair Lady; direction for Language of Angels, Women and Wallace, and How Not to Die; and performance for the West Coast premiere of Lost Love as Jan, a series of commercials for Cadillac, and an original work starring as Amelia Earhart in Blue Skies. When not working on theatrical pursuits, Kimberly moonlights as competitive Latin dancer. She has won several collegiate competitions and some regional ones in Ohio and California.