Kimberly Doreen Burns
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Kimberly Doreen Burns

Kimberly Doreen B.

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Welcome to KDB Studio! I can DO what I teach. I am a professional performer in New York City, voice teacher, acting teaching, and work well with coaching specific songs, sides, technique, and musical theatre audition prep. I have an MFA in Musical Theatre from San Diego State University, and a BFA in Musical Theatre from Ithaca College. I come with 20 years of professional experience. Our job is to work on vocal technique, song preparation, acting, and book your audition or master your performance. I can also work out song cuts. My clients go from Beginner to Master and have worked on Broadway, National Tours, leading Regional Theatres, concerts nationally in Japan and Taiwan, Disney, Cruise Ships, and even community theatre. We can work on ANYTHING in ANY STYLE: Technique, Songs, specific audition sides, resume preparation, and general questions about the biz in general. I am down to earth, positive, honest, and have every tool you need to sing in your best voice. I also strongly believe in maintaining positive mental and vocal health in order to sing and express yourself healthfully. Let's have fun and make some music!

About Kimberly Doreen B.

Please visit for more info! I am a professional actor in New York City, specializing in musical theatre, singing, and acting with over 20 years of professional experience. I have an MFA in Musical Theatre from San Diego State University, and a BFA in Musical Theatre from Ithaca College. Additionally, I play piano very well and I'm trained in music theory.

I have played many of the American Musical Theatre's most celebrated leading roles, and I'm continuing to do so. Eliza Doolittle in MY FAIR LADY, Sandy in GREASE, Guenevere in CAMELOT, Millie in THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE, Mother in RAGTIME, Dot in SUNDAY...GEORGE just to name a few. I'm also a concert performer who's been a soloist for DISNEY, and I've sung and performed in every style under the sun. I have lived the life of a true performer and I know first hand what it's like to maintain 8 performances a week and stay in perfect mental and vocal health. We can tackle it all.

Our job is to work on vocal technique, healthy singing, song preparation, acting, and book your audition or perfect your performance. Or if you are a hobbyist, we can simply have fun! I teach ALL styles, and I can DO what I teach. Musical Theatre, Classical, Golden Age, Jazz, Rock, Pop, Soul, you name it. I create a positive and relaxed environment, where I build confidence and self-esteem.

My clients have worked on Broadway, National Tours, leading Regional Theatres, concerts nationally in Japan and Taiwan, Disney, Cruise Ships, rock bands, Church singers, and even community theatre. Beginners to Masters are all welcome.


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Kim has been my vocal coach for almost two years now and I can't begin to express the growth I've had as both a singer and an actress in my time with her. She not only articulates the language behind vocal technique in a concise, comprehensive way but she also is excellent with providing visuals in order to help you become more in tune with connecting your mind to your body. I strongly feel that I began receiving more callbacks once I started working with Kim. She's a gifted vocal instructor and COACH. She has worked with me on my cuts and monologues enabling me to construct the perfect audition package for whatever show or company I am auditioning for. Kim has also provided me with technique to tackle being able to go back and forth comfortably between my contemporary and classical styles,which has been a goal of mine for quite some time. Overall I am beyond thankful to be able to work with Kim. She has helped to mold me into the performer I am today and continues to be a mentor that I can confide in for professional advice. -Allie Boettcher

Posted Jun 11, 2020
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I've sang with at least half a dozen private voice coaches. Between all of the private teachers and the amazing staff at SDSU, Kim has been my all time favorite coach to work with. As a gigging singer and contemporary songwriter now making my break into Musical Theatre, Kim has been incredibly helpful for me in all aspects of my performance and composition. While working with Kim in a training session, without fail, she warms my voice up to a point of feeling I am using my breathe at optimal efficiency and my voice feels free and clear; the way I want it to hear. From that point we are able to work on anything I'm preparing for a gig from Rock, Soul & Pop to fine tuning a song I'll be performing in a Musical or for an Audition. Beyond an outstanding knowledge of the voice and the ability to help me further understand my own, Kim has offered an additional aspect of her teaching that I value immensely. Kim has been the most creative teacher I have had the pleasure of working with. Often during a lesson, I will ask for help with an original song I am writing. Never before have I come into contact with a teacher who offers such creative new insight into my own work! All of her suggestions have brought new color and depth to my compositions. Kim has such a vibrant and positive energy that it is contagious. She shows genuine excitement in working with her students and will be greatly missed here on the West Coast. On the other hand, I know exactly who to look to if I need a tune up or some creative input anytime I am in the New York area!-Brent Hollingworth

Posted Jun 11, 2020
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Kimberly is amazing. I am very grateful to have met and connected with such a talented and experienced vocal instructor. When I am in a lesson, she gets me to reach notes I never thought I could reach. One of the best things about her is that she is all about using your voice safely. Right after singing for her for the first time, she could immediately identify all my strengths and weaknesses. We worked on the correct way of breathing while singing, especially when belting. Just after a few lessons I could notice the difference in my voice. I mainly consider myself an actress and started working with Kimberly to improve my singing ability. While teaching me the proper vocal technique, she also showed me how to marry my singing and acting together. Kimberly truly cares about what style you are interested in as a performer. She helps you to search for music and songs that best fit your voice. I admire this as I have been motivated to do my research and further expand my knowledge in musical theatre. Kimberly is very genuine and personable. She is very knowledgeable and I know I can email her at any time to ask her any questions I may have about the business. Even though I have only known her for a short amount of time, I have developed a friendship and feel I have known her for years.

Posted Jun 10, 2020
Kyra Bowie
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Kimberly has been a miracle worker for me. She has changed my vocal health, my vocal performance and my confidence. She is kind, caring and talented beyond anyone I have ever met. I had been through many teachers who hurt my voice and locked me into a box without ever truly helping my find the joy of singing. I could not recommend her more highly. She will be the reason my career will be something more than a dream. I thank her every day for the impact she has made on my life as a performer and a person.

Posted Jun 9, 2020

Photos & Videos

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Eliza Doolittle
Jan 2012 - May 2017


3 separate productions

Jan 2011 - Mar 2011


Just a small sample of roles I've played....


Master of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre
Aug 2012 - May 2014

San Diego State University

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre
Aug 1999 - May 2003

Ithaca College



Fluent / Native Proficiency


Best Actress
Sep 2014

Broadway World

Young Artists Award
May 2014

San Diego State University Graduate Program


Actors' Equity Association
Jan 2006
Actors' Equity Association, founded in 1913, is the labor union that represents more than 49,000 Actors and Stage Managers in the United States. Equity seeks to advance, promote and foster the art of live theatre as an essential component of our society.

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