Kimberly Schafer is an award winning director, choreographer, and educator. She received her Bachelor of Performing Arts in Dance Performance from Oklahoma City University and is currently completing her Masters in Theatre Education and Directing from Catholic University. Recently, she was selected to be a member of the International Dance Council (CID). In 2019, Schafer was so honored to work and collaborate with the brilliant Tony Award winner Andre de Shields on Sophisticated Ladies at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center. She was the Dance Assistant for Tommy Tune and Chita Rivera for their US tour Chita and Tune: Just in Time. She also assisted Tommy Tune and Randy Skinner on the production of Lady be Good at City Center Encores. She was the Associate Choreographer/Dance Captain for Broadway Backwards at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre and has been an associate choreographer for Broadway Bares 24-26.
Schafer is the creative director for Masq, a benefit show for The LGBTQIA Center in New York and has also served as director for Celebrity Cruise lines based in Miami. Some of her regional choreography credits include On the Town, Crazy for You, and many more. She teaches at Broadway Dance Center, CAP 21, Marymount Manhattan College, Radio City Music Hall, and various studios around the United States. Featured performing credits include the National Tour of 42nd Street and a commercial for Skineez Skinwear featured on a Times Square billboard.