Kimberly Crislip Payne is passionate about dance education being available for all people. She is an Ohio Arts Council Teaching Artist and also works at Dancing Wheels in Cleveland. She has degrees from The Scandinavian Institute for Physical Culture in Denmark, Malone University (MAOL), and The University of Akron (BA Dance). Kimberly began her dance education in Seville at Gotta Dance. Her performing arts skill led her to perform nationally and in Scandinavia, Italy (2013) and Brittain (Royal Albert Hall). Her dance adventures brought her collaborations and learning with Jerry Burr, Inna Strabova, Lana Carroll, Kay Davis, Tom Smith, Alexander Vedmedev, Andrew Carroll, Heinz Poll, and Donald McCardle. Her continued studies have been through Malone University, Kent State University, Ballet Magnificat! in Jackson, Mississippi, Jacob’s Pillow in Massachusetts, Merce Cunningham, Meredeth Monk, Craig Patterson, Patricia Lent, Susanna Chaffey, Jennifer Way, Milton Myers, Dianne McIntyre, Kathy Thibodeaux, Jiri Voborsky.