- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Kim trained in London, has directed The Complete Works of Wm Shakespeare (abridged) for Florida Studio Theatre and has performed for the Alabama Shakespeare Festival among many other productions.
- Teaches students:
- Ages 16+
- Teaching since:
- May 2004
Kim C. enjoys a busy career as a working professional actress/writer/director voice over artist in theatre, broadcast, industrial, educational, film, radio and TV commercials, e-learning and web site development. She received an Emmy nomination in 2010 for her voice over characterizations and production in 'Echoes from the Holocaust." In addition to her own career, Kim mentors voice over artists, coaches actors and teaches Master Classes privately for Pivot Planet and Betterfly.
Her podcast project Kim C's Florida Footpaths is a critically acclaimed media-rich trails and tales adventure of Natural Florida which was created through an Individual Artist Grant by the State of Florida Arts and Culture Division of Cultural Affairs.
An accomplished voice over actress, Kim's voice over skills are internationally recognized and acclaimed: Kennedy Space Center, The Limited, Inc., Publix and Media One are some of her many projects. "You can't do better than the legendary voice-actress Kim C. - she can do anything," says Rick Raddatz, founder of Instant Audio, Audio Generator, TEDxCU, Xiosoft, BizPad, Pilots and astronauts know her as the original 'Bitching Betty,' the first voice to be digitized for voice recognition and vocal prompts. She is a very successful Voice-Over Coach and Voice Over Artist Mentor and has many private students.
On camera, Kim has been a spokeswoman for clients including AT&T, IBM and DuPont, as well as being a featured on-camera principal commercial performer for OsCal, Nutrasweet, USF&G Insurance and many fine Fortune 500 companies. In film and television she was featured with Richard Harris (The Ravagers), Burt Reynolds (Stroker Ace) and James MacArthur (Superboy) and played Lurleen in Life's a Drag (When You're a Man in a Dress), Claire in Drowning, and Susan in the short film, The Couch.
Her professional stage credits span over an impressive thirty-five years, starring in world and regional premieres, classic revivals and active in new play development. In 1979 she pioneered a regional theatre Twickenham Repertory Company in Alabama under a CETA grant. The company is now celebrating its 34th season as Theatre Huntsville.
Kim recently played Greer in 7 Homeless Mammoths Wander New England and Vivian Bearing, PhD. in her 5th production of Wit, this time at the Palladium Theatre for American Stage. Other recent roles include Mag in The Beauty Queen of Leenane for Banyan Theatre and Prime Minister Golda Meir to standing ovations in the Atlanta premiere and FST Sarasota productions of the 22 character, one-woman show Golda's Balcony. She starred in two productions of Parallel Lives, The Kathy and Mo Show playing 16 comic characters, as well as directing a production and showcased her classical drama chops as Mrs. Alving in Henrik Ibsen's Ghosts. Her latest theatre directing project, Three Tall Women by Edward Albee for the Players, played to sold out houses and standing ovations.
Kim trained in London and graduated Phi Beta Kappa, Summa Cum Laude from Catholic University's famed Speech and Drama Dept. She is a member of Actor's Equity Association (1983) and SAG/AFTRA (1976).
Kim is proud to be a working, professional actor - 'an athlete of the heart.' She is married to America's premier cat painter, artist Drew Strouble aka CatmanDrew of "Must Love Cats" Animal Planet fame.
*** Lesson Details ***
Depending upon where you are in the process, each lesson is individually personalized to your acting and voice acting needs.
*** Studio Equipment ***
4 mac computers
Shure ksm32 sl mic
Studio Projects c1mic
AKG Solidtube mic
Tannoy Studio Monitors
Manhasset Music Stands
*** Specialties ***
Voice Over, Audio Books, Commercials, Narrations
Acting On Camera, Theatre Acting, Shakespearean Acting,
Film / Television
BIRD-DOG Principal Kris Wood, Dir.
THE COUCH Principal Sage Hall, Dir.
LIFE’S A DRAG Principal Andrew Delaplaine, Dir.
DROWNING Principal H. Scott Graham, Dir.
THE PUNISHER Featured Lions Gate, Jonathon Hensleigh, Dir.
THE RAVAGERS Featured Columbia, Richard Compton, Dir.
STAND ON IT Featured Columbia, Hal Needham,Dir.
SUPERBOY Featured Viacom Television
A CURRENT AFFAIR Principal Murder Mystery
CUSTOMS BORDER PATROL Officer Reickert (O-C Prin 2 Episodes) Dept. of Homeland Security
Early Works: US Army, John Bransby Productions: UNIFORM CODE OF MILITARY JUSTICE II, Helen (lead), Leslie Martinsen, Dir. ARMY TOTAL FORCE Saunders (lead) Joe Lerner, Dir. • WHEN IT’S YOUR MOVE, Drama Teacher (featured) Joe Green, Dir. JUVENILE OFFENDERS, Helen (lead) Leslie Martinsen, DIr.
Conflicts upon Request
Spokeswoman / Narration
Over 2000 projects on camera principal and voice over • Conflicts upon Request
SWELL PARTY Kate Reynolds Theatre Conspiracy, Ft. Myers
BECKY SHAW Susan Theatre Conspiracy, Ft. Myers
7 HOMELESS MAMMOTHS Greer American Stage, St. Petersburg
WIT Vivian Bearing, Ph. D. Palladium Theatre for American Stage, St. Petersburg
BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE Mag Banyan Theater Company, Sarasota
GOLDA’S BALCONY Golda Meir Rialto Center for the Performing Arts, Atlanta * Atlanta premiere
GOLDA’S BALCONY Golda Meir Florida Studio Theatre, Sarasota
FIRE ON THE MOUNTAIN Mama Florida Studio Theatre, Sarasota
PARALLEL LIVES, KATHY & MO SHOW Multiple Roles CiderMill, Endicott, NY
PARALLEL LIVES, KATHY & MO SHOW Multiple Roles Suncoast Theatre, St. Petersburg
WIT Vivian Bearing, Ph. D. Florida Repertory, Ft. Myers
WIT Vivian Bearing, Ph. D. Jacksonville Stage at the Historic Florida Theatre
WIT Vivian Bearing, Ph. D Beacon Theatre VA
WIT E.. M. Ashford, Ph. D. Orlando Theatre Project at Orlando Repertory
Over 500 pro stage productions
Training / Special Skills
NATAS EMMY Nominee: 2010 “Echoes From the Holocaust’ • BA Summa Cum Laude, Speech & Drama, Catholic University • Private Tutorage: Robin Barbary, RADA • Special Studies Richmond College, London • Speech: Teddy Handfield • Mime: Claude & Julian Chagrin • Voice: Phyllis Lowitt • Lori Wyman: Advanced On Camera Workshop
improv • comedy • accents/dialects - british (received pronunciation, standard, cockney, welsh, north british, scottish, irish) french, italian, german, russian, general european - north american (midwestern, southwestern, all southern, brooklyn, philadelphia) • acting coach • cabaret/folk singing • ear prompter • full range alto • guitar • golf • green thumb • improv • knowledge of French • mac computers• phi beta kappa • stick shift • teleprompter • leki trekker • good w/kids and power tools • chops wood, shoots gun in heels • rides bike • will shave head • ISDN voice over talent • stage director -video writer/ producer/director (resumes upon request) • voice over coach • voice over mentor & acting coach with PivotPlanet.com & Founder TeamActor.com
Professional practicing theatre artist
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A bundle of knowledge and energy! Fantastic teaching skills and Im looking forward to our next lesson and to learning with Kim!
Kim jumped right in and learned everything she could about what I was working on so that she could help me perform at my very best. I can not say enough good things about all that she thought me. I recommend her to everyone I know. Her experience is second to none and her approach is genuine. Thank you for all the help Kim.Show More
Love working with Kim! Fantastic experience so far!
Great 1st lesson! Very excited to have Kim as my instructor!
I have just recently completed my first lesson with Kim and can honestly say that she is the best instructor I've ever had! She is an incredibly kind person, and her bright and bubbly personality puts you at ease. She is a true mentor and really cares about your profess. I am looking forward to future lessons!Show More
This is an update since my last review. Just came back from filming. I want thank Kim for her guidance, her support to make my first acting successful! She is a very knowledgeable acting coach. The important part is that she puts her heart and mind on her student. I highly recommend you take her lessons!Show More
I absolutely love Kim's acting coaching!
I have been in financial business for many years. Recently, I took a project and need to adapt quickly to play a role in a film within very short time period. I am very lucky to find Kim:
(1) She is well prepared for each lesson. She understood clearly about my objectives;
(2) She gives me lots of valuable tips to improve my acting skills;
(3) She is very quick to grasp the film writer and director's intention for the role;
(4) She pays great attention to every detail of the script to help me to maximize my potential in the role;
(5) She goes above and beyond: she reviews my recording and gives me great feedback after the lesson; she went through multiple scripts within very short time period on her own time;
(6) She is extremely fun to work with;
I just finished my second lesson with Kim. She is not only a great acting coach, but a great actor! She is definitely a go to person in my future film venture!!!
She is very knowledgable and had some really great tips! With her help I landed my second audition for a lead role!! Highly recommend Kim for acting lessons!! I will continue meeting with her as new roles come up for me! You can never stop learning and she has years of experience to help everyone with. She wants you to succeed which is very encouraging!!Show More
Really great input and a lot of input for the first meeting!! Great constructive critiques.
I am a beginner and was pretty nervous. Kim is such an incredibly warm & positive person, she put me at ease immediately. We hit it off from the start. She gave me not only instruction on acting, but also information about the industry and how-to's on everything from calming my nerves to staying positive in everyday life. Kim definitely knows what she is doing and I am excited for her to take me on the journey of learning to act. I don't think I could have picked a better instructor!Show More
I felt comfortable and optimistic almost immediately. Kim's warmth and encouragement and her professional background have me already believing that anything is possible with my voice! Thank you Kim!