Kim Dooley-Kittay



Kim Dooley-Kittay was born and raised in New York, NY. Kim has a B.A. from Vassar College and an M.F.A. in Dance from NYU, Tisch School of the Arts. She received her early training at School of American Ballet, the Atlanta School of Ballet, and the New York School of Ballet. Her most influential teachers were Cara Gargano at Third street (1982-1987) and Jeanne Periolat Czula at Vassar College (1987-1991). She has performed in works of choreographers such as Sean Curran, Cara Gargano, Jeanne Periolat Czula, Christian Von Howard, Jennifer Uzzi and Jen Edwards, as well as her own choreographic projects. She has taught ballet at the Third Street Music School Settlement since 1991.

She was twice a returning alumna choreographer for Vassar Repertory Dance Theatre (1995/2002) and has been a guest choreographer at Long Island University’s CW Post Campus for many years. Her choreography has been presented at various NYC venues including Dixon Place Underexposed and LaMama Moves Mavericks in Motion. She serves on the Board of Monica Bill Barnes & Co. as Vice President. She is also an actress who has performed in numerous national and regional television commercials.


B.A. Vassar College, M.F.A. New York University Tisch School of the Arts, School of American Ballet, New York School of Ballet, Atlanta School of Ballet


Cara Gargano, Jeanne Periolat Czula, Cherylyn Lavagnino, Jolinda Menendez, Dick Andros


Third Street Alumna 1982-1987, Ballet with Cara Gargano.


Kim loves living near Lincon Center with her three young sons (the eldest of whom made his Nutcracker debut this year!). Kim is also an actress who does television commercials and voiceovers. She tries to make it to as many dance performances as possible. When she cannot, she settles for watching "So You Think You Can Dance." Kim is proud to be the Vice President of the Board of Monica Bill Barnes and Company, a wonderful Modern Dance company.