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.
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
Class CalendarDec12MonImprov Comedy Classes with Kimee @ Manoa Innovation CenterDec 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pmHawaii’s TV and Film Industry is constantly growing! Now’s the time to prepare yourself to do your best work.Hawaii born actors, Kimee Balmilero and Sarah Halford, will be running two classes that are sure to have you feeling extra ready for your next audition and gig. Whether you’re a seasoned player or a complete newbie, both workshops are the perfect spaces for you to get your game on point.CLASS LOCATION-All Classes are held on Mondays at the Manoa Innovation Center (next to the Manoa Marketplace on Woodlawn)CLASS TIMES-Improv Acting runs from 6pm-7pmTV/Film Acting runs from 7pm-9pmCLASS DATES-Drop in Workshops Dates: 10/17 & 10/24On-Going Class Dates: 11/7, 11/14, 11/21, 12/5, 12/12CLASS PRICES-Drop In Fees:Improv Acting $15TV/Film Acting $30On-Going Class Fees:Improv Acting $75TV/Film Acting $150CLASS DESCRIPTIONS-Improv Acting Class: This all level class allows students to practice the essentials of long-form improv. 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. No previous experience required. ALL ARE WELCOME!TV/Film Acting Class: In this class, students will learn about the world of Acting in Television. Through cold reading auditions, script analysis and scene work, actors will learn essential tools to aid them in the business of acting. Students will learn how to create emotional truth on camera in a safe, non judgmental environment. All levels welcome!INSTRUCTOR BIOS-About The Instructor: Hawaii born actor, Kimee Balmilero professional credits include: The 3X Emmy Nominated TV series “Hi-5,” the Original Broadway Cast of “Mamma Mia,” and Dr. Noelani Cunha in “Hawaii Five-0.” While working in NYC and LA for 15+ years, she studied improv and sketch comedy at the famed Uprights Citizens Brigade Theatre. A member of the award winning sketch comedy troupe “Drug Puppy”, Kimee has performed at such venues as: UCB in LA, Second City-Hollywood, iO West, Radio City Music Hall and the Kodak Theater.Now living back in Hawaii since 2012, you can catch Kimee performing sketch & improv comedy and teaching improv to kids and adults in Kaka’ako and around the island. She is the founder and “Head Sillypino” of improvhi.com a website dedicated to sketch and improv comedy in Hawaii. Kimee is also the creator and producer of the first ever Hawaii Sketch Comedy Festival.Kimee made her directorial debut with the Hawaii Premiere of “Mamma Mia” at the historial Diamond Head Theatre.About The Instructor: Sarah Halford is a Hawaii-born artist who has been acting professionally in Los Angeles for the last few years. She holds her Masters in Acting from one of the top grad schools in the country, UC San Diego. While in Los Angeles, she starred as Heather Chandler in the world premiere of Heathers: The Musical. Other professional TV and Film Credits include: “Anger Management,” “Cristela,” “Road Hard,” with comedian Adam Carolla, and numerous national commercials. Sarah has had experiences testing for top network pilots, and circulating with the most prominent casting directors in Los Angeles and New York. Since moving home, she was featured in the Hawaii premiere of Mamma Mia! at Diamond Head Theatre, and received a Po’okela award for her performance. She is passionate in investing in other actors and creating a network of strong local artists.For more information, email: email@example.comRefund Policy: Refunds will be given to cancellations made at least 7 days before the start of class. No credit or refunds will be given after that.Subscribe to filtered calendar