Kim Elliott, dance educator, choreographer and performer, obtained her MA in Dance Education from NYU, Steinhardt, where she received the Outstanding in Dance Education award. A NYC native, Kim’s first love has always been hip hop dance. Although her training extends to other dance forms, she always challenges herself to bridge the gap between the streets and the stage of hip hop dance culture. Currently Kim is the dance director at The Beacon School in Manhattan, an Adjunct Professor at NYU where she teaches Hip Hop Dance Technique and Pedagogy and a Hip Hop teacher at Peridance. Kim has performed, choreographed and taught at various NYC venues including Aaron Davis Hall, Peridance, Beacon Theatre, Producers' Club and Radio City Music Hall for NYU Steinhardt’s graduation ceremony. Furthermore, she has extended her knowledge abroad in Uganda, where she taught master hip hop classes and choreographed for the Queen of Uganda. Kim is most proud of her growth as a dance educator and choreographer and working with different students on all levels in all styles of hip hop dance culture.