Kim Tran


In 2000, Kim took her first ballet class at Abundant Life Christian Academy before continuing her training at Ballet Elite Dance Studio in 2001. Since the age of four years old, she was trained in Classical Ballet under the guidance of Dana Williams. At the age of eleven years old, Kim placed second place in the contemporary dance division of the 2004 American Dance Competition. At the age of fourteen years old, Kim began to branch out of her comfort zone by exploring other styles of dance such as Hip-Hop and Contemporary Dance under the guidance of Natalie Brum-Frazier. She has also participated in a variety of other dance competitions and conventions including Intrigue and the American Dance Awards.

In 2012, Kim became an instructor at Ballet Elite Dance Studio to educate young dancers in styles that she has acquired throughout the years at our studio. While attending Florida Atlantic University to complete her Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences, Kim has also continued her education as a fellow student of FAU’s Department of Theatre & Dance. Under the instructions of Clarence Brooks, an Associate Professor and Director of Dance at the University, Kim participated in Dance We Dance performances and became a member of FAU’s Repertory Dance Theatre Ensemble since 2016. Aside from dancing, Kim is currently completing her thesis in endometriosis research to fulfill her degree in a Master of Science for Biological Sciences. Despite her goals to become an aspiring physician, Kim dedicates time to the studio to satisfy her first passion, which is performing and educating others in Dance.