Kimberley Hardy

Kimberley Hardy is a professional dancer, choreographer, and teacher based in South Yorkshire. She began her career with Balbir Singh Dance Company (BSDC) in 2017, where she performed in the premier of Peacock Lake and later became the Education and Outreach Officer for the company. She has since performed in Love and Spice, The Creative Spirit of John Curry, The Telling of Tales, Champion of The Flatlands, 1001 Dreams, Scenes of Childhood, The Boy with the Rollerblades and The Strategists.

Kimberley began her professional dance career at age 16 and completed her training at High Melton University Centre in 2013, gaining a Distinction in choreography and performance. She has been honoured to perform for Dimensions Dance, QDOS Creates, Limits Dance Theatre, and Tim Noble to name a few. Her work has seen her perform with a variety of venues, from national arena tours and Disneyland Paris to care homes across Leeds.

Kimberley is a practicing behavioural analyst/therapist and specialises in educating those with autism (ASD) within the school environment. Her creative learning approach is influenced by her understanding of behaviour which enables her to adapt movement classes skilfully to cater for all needs.

Sessions taught on behalf of BSDC are reflective of Balbir’s multi-faceted movement style but are intertwined with Kimberley’s love of floorwork and release technique. Other projects have seen her teach in libraries, schools and community hubs

I believe that the best choreography is made when it starts with play. Having a concept and emotion in mind helps to tailor the final outcome, but playing with movement and experimenting with ideas is the best way to find personal and organic ways of bringing those concepts to life. I like to push boundaries and bring new ideas and opinions to the forefront, taking down those fourth walls and inviting strangers into the creative world.’

Explore the process

A lost art?
A bridge to India
Immersed in music
When Worlds Collide
The Idea (learning to dance)
Natural curiosity and questions (learning to dance)
Composer thoughts on Learning to Dance
In the presence of geniuses
The story (love and spice)
A dancer reflects on The Strategists (1)
Overview of The Strategists
Breakdown of The Strategists
Roundness of 12: a breakdown of the piece
Breakdown of the piece (love and spice)
Script (12)
Painter research
A dancer reflects on Love and Spice
Full Contact – highlights from the script
Dancer notes performance (flatlands)
Peacock Lake – genesis of the concept
Firing up the Mehfil Machine
The Collaborators
Creative Case – challenges along the way
The Guru-Shishya relationship
What is Kathak?
Life blood
Collaboration: Balbir & Gary
Colouring your emotions
Covid-19 Update on Monday, April 6th, 2020
Creative Case in action – July to September 2019
Finding my way in The Creative Spirit of John Curry
Talent Development – Abirami Eshwar
Talent Development – Kimberley Hardy
Collaborators: Lorna Brown and Gary Beacom
The Work: Act 1
The Work: Act 2
Planning the show
The 8 Dances
Performance
Who was Hans Krebs?
The Citric 
 Acid cycle
Accessibility
Balbir’s thoughts behind the work
Balbir on developing the work
Amrita Sher-Gil & Frida Kahlo
My favourite painting is. . .
Balbir reflects on The Two Fridas
Cast one
Devising in lockdown
Las dos Fridas
‘Alas Para Volar (Wings to Fly)’
Amrita – a story that lives in Art