Kimberly Payne, Resume 2019


Enthusiastic and inspirational leadership enables arts practitioners to bring wellness to all people, audience members, faculty, and friends.


  • Exceptional Planning & Execution
  • Superior Production & Budgeting
  • Integrative & Therapeutic Teaching Artist
  • Innovative Leadership


2015-Present | Wayne Center for the Arts |Wooster, Ohio

2017-Present Dance Coordinator
2016 Outreach & Volunteer Coordinator
2015 Modern/Contemporary Dance Instructor

  • Manage outreach for faculty, recruit & manage volunteers, event coordinating
  • Instruct all forms of dance for toddlers through adults with academic supported curricula, including pre-professional ballet company, Wayne Center Ballet.
  • Rehearsal Mistress for Mia Klinger, Kate Sole Newlon, and Brian Murphy
  • Administration, graphic design, website, social media management
  • Working with Erich Yetter, Lauren Stenroos, Anthony Spaulding II

1993-Present|Kimberly Payne Services|Northeastern Ohio

Integrative Arts and Expressive Arts Therapy Facilitator

  • Write and implement social service partnerships for expressive art therapies and integrative arts specialists.
  • Public and private academic instructor through arts integration:
    dance, drawing, theatre, music, mathematics, science, history, language arts, Character Counts and leadership

Instructor and Freelance Performer

  • Dance styles: contemporary, modern, ballet, pointe, jazz, tap, hip-hop, Dance exercise, Pilates, yoga, cardio-respiratory, and strength training, AAMA, ACSM, CPR/AED Certified
  • Theatre: improvisation, musical theatre, and acting
  • Over 9600 students over the course of 30 years
  • National and international performances and workshop, including Denmark, Italy, and Ukraine
  • Written successful workbooks for Math & Science through the Arts, and creative movement

Grant Writer & Administrator

  • Negotiate partnerships & sponsors
  • Website Design & Social Media Management
  • Highly successful at recruiting artists, staff, and arts students
  • Supervised 17 staff members and volunteer teams of 50+ people
  • Secured 80% of grants written; successfully completed reports
  • Toured groups of 30 artists internationally on cultural exchanges

2009-2014| Friends Arts Academy|Canton, Ohio


  • Recruited, developed, and maintained the dance, drama, drawing, and drumming programs.
  • Planned, fundraised, implemented, & monitored arts budget
  • Effectively motivated group culture with rules & value development
  • Designed and executed a marketing plan

2005-2009|Edgewood Community Center|Canton, Ohio

Arts Director

  • Designed, employed, and launched new building & arts programming
  • Managed dance, visual arts, theatre, music, audio-visual, and technical staff
  • Wrote grants and designed community center membership
  • Planned, negotiating, scheduled, and marketed annual concert series
  • Advised new construction and community center building launch

1993-2007|Living Fountain Dance Company|Northeastern Ohio


  • Propelled and executed annual campaign and fundraising
  • Negotiated partnerships & sponsors
  • Created 40 full-length concerts: artistic, therapeutic, educational, and social justice-related
  • 35 Collaborative Concerts: National and International
  • Over 22,850 audience members
  • Presenter for OhioDance, Kent State University, Muskingum College, Malone University, Dickinson College, University of Akron, and Cleveland State

1999-2002|Kent State University Stark|North Canton, Ohio

Adjunct Faculty

  • Instructed studio dance courses: ballet, modern, jazz, tap, hip-hop, and dance exercise courses
  • Choreographed for Stark Comic Opera
  • Advised student dance club
  • Launched new construction process and fitness center building

1996-2000 |Leaven Dance Company|Stow, Ohio


  • Helen Tamiris’ repertory including Negro Spirituals – part of Little David
  • Isadora Duncan’s repertory including Ave Maria`
  • Kathryn Mihelik’s repertory
  • Andrea Shearer’s repertory


2019|Malone University|Canton, Ohio

Master of Organizational Leadership anticipated Spring 2019

2015|Emerge Center for Pastoral Counseling|Akron, Ohio

Pastoral Counseling Certificate

2014|Trauma-Informed Practices & Expressive Arts Therapy Institute

Brain-Wise, Trauma-Informed Expressive Arts Therapy in Medical Settings Certificate from Cathy A. Malchiodi, PhD

2013|U.S. Dance Tournament|Pittsburg, Pennsylvania

Session with Cyrus Spencer

2012|American Association of Medical Assistants|Chicago, Illinois

Medical Assistant Recertification (maintained)

2010|American College of Sports Medicine|Indianapolis, Indiana

Personal Trainer Certification

2002|Leaven Dance Company|Stow, Ohio

Dance & Play Therapy Educational Summit

1999|Ballet Magnificat!|Jackson, Mississippi

  • Kathy Thibodeaux
  • Jiri Sebastian

1998|Jacob’s Pillow American Dance Festival|Becket, Massachusetts

  • Merce Cunningham
  • Meredith Monk
  • Craig Patterson
  • Patricia Lent
  • Susanna Chaffey
  • Jennifer Way
  • Milton Myers
  • Dianne McIntyre

1998|Lori Belilove Company|New York, New York

Isadora Duncan’s Repertory including Ave Maria`

1997|Odette Blum Intensive|Columbus, Ohio

Helen Tamiris’ Repertory including Negro Spirituals collaboration between Kent State and Ohio State University

1996|The University of Akron|Akron, Ohio


  • National Dance Association Student of the Year 1997
  • Lana Carroll-Heylock
  • Bella Lewitzky
  • Anne Green Gilbert
  • Tom Smith
  • Marc Ozanich
  • Kaye Davis
  • Heinz Poll
  • Lucinda Lavelli
  • Inna Strabova
  • Alexander Vedmedev
  • Craig Patterson
  • Luigi
  • David Shimotakahara

1994|Scandinavian Institute of Physical Culture |Viborg, Denmark

  • Independent study with Olav Ballisager; thesis: Educating the Whole Person
  • Diploma, Physical Culture Education
  • Education Certification Preschool through 4th grade


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