Kimee Balmilero has been teaching acting, musical theatre, improv comedy, public speaking, stage presence and team building to kids, teens and adults since 2010.
Her teaching credits include: The American Conservatory Theatre’s Young Conservatory in San Francisco, Mid-Pacific Institute, Iolani School, Kamehameha and UH Manoa’s Pacific New Media Program.
She has also worked with several companies and non-profits including: Blue Start Ups, The Boys And Girls Club, BizGym Foundation, The Young Storytellers Foundation and Yelp.
This intermediate/advanced level class allows students to practice the essentials of long-form improv comedy. Students will learn to build scenes by “yes, and”-ing, activate their listening, support their scene partners and to play in the reality to create fun and comedic improvised scenes. Students will play and learn in a safe, non-judgmental environment. Students will have the opportunity to perform in an improv show at the end of the session. Some improv experience is suggested. Limited Space.
Class Dates (UPDATED):
May 15, 22, 29 (No class on 5/1 and 5/8)
June 5, 12, 19, 26
Sorry, there are no drop ins for this class.
About the instructor:
Hawaii born actor Kimee Balmilero has been performing professionally since 1994 thanks to her first paying gig as “Woody Woodpecker” at an Earth Day Fair. Other professional credits include: The 3X Emmy Nominated series “Hi-5,” the Original Broadway Cast of “Mamma Mia,” “Miss Saigon,” and most recently, the recurring role of Dr. Noelani Cunha on “Hawaii Five-0.” While working in NYC and LA for 15+ years, she studied improv & sketch comedy at the famed Uprights Citizens Brigade Theatre in Hollywood.
Kimee has performed at such venues as: Radio City Music Hall, The Kodak Theater, UCB in LA, Second City-Hollywood and iO West and has been featured on “The Today Show,” “Live with Regis and Kelly,” and “The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.”
In March 2015, she created and produced the first ever Hawaii Sketch Comedy Festival at the Honolulu Museum of Art’s Doris Duke Theater.
A lifetime student of the legendary Ronald E. Bright, Kimee made her directorial debut with the Hawai’i Premiere of “Mamma Mia” at the historical Diamond Head Theatre in Honolulu. The show was a hit with Hawaii audiences and was sold out for the entire run and extension.
What some really cool people are saying…
Kimee Balmilero is like a ninja in the classroom. She has entered the kids’ world and gotten them to laugh and learn before they even know she has done it! We have enjoyed her work so much that she has now worked with kids from all three levels of our school, from elementary through high school. ‘Miss Kimee’ has a knack for getting kids to make art collaboratively, improving their public speaking skills in the process.
– Tom McManus, High School Principal – Mid-Pacific Institute
Kimee is an amazing instructor who really opened my mind to Improv. After just a few private sessions I am already seeing situations in new way and am learning to think quicker on my feet! I highly recommend this for anyone who is looking to improve their public speaking skills or just have a great time!
-Rob Bertholf, Master of Search and Social – SAAS Ventures
Kimee is DA BOMB!!! Sure she’s talented and has done that and been there, but she has a huge heart and a love for helping people blossom. It’s amazing how she can get people to rip the shyness off their outer skin and step forward into the audience. If you don’t want to die on stage, get yourself a huge dose of Kimee.
-Steve Sue, CEO – StoryManager, Inc.
I took private improv classes from Kimee and am amazed at how useful it is for so many parts of my life. I am not the type to wanna be funny, but I do want to think on my feet and be able to go with the flow in a conversation. My former business associate and I took it together so that we could learn to play off of each other. It was fun and it also taught me a lot about connecting to someone else and communicating in a partnership.
-Staton Ann, Flight Attendant – Delta Airlines