Kimberly Rhinelander is affectionately known as a triple threat; a professional dancer, singer, actress. Kimberly has worked in all aspects of the entertainment industry including Broadway, Feature Films, Television and Commercials. Her career began at the age of sixteen when she worked as a dancer in the parades at Disneyland. Upon graduating high school, she was whisked off to Tokyo Disneyland where she performed as a Disney Princess throughout the park for two contracts. When she returned, Kimberly auditioned for a prestigious scholarship program with master teacher Jackie Sleight, and trained with her extensively for a full year. Three weeks after the scholarship program ended, Kimberly booked her first Broadway show, the 1st National Tour of The Will Rogers Follies.
After a year of touring, Kimberly moved to Queens, NY and began her training in New York. Kimberly lived in NYC for five years and performed in many regional productions including Damn Yankees, Gigi, West Side Story, On The Town and Happy Days to name a few. Additional Broadway credits include as Little Me starring Martin Short, directed by Rob Marshall, Promises Promises with Martin Short, also directed by Rob Marshall and Chicago The Musical directed by Walter Bobbie and choreographed by Ann Reinking. Kimberly’s dream came true when she performed with one of her idols, Julie Andrews, on Broadway with the show Victor/Victoria directed by Blake Edwards and choreographed by Rob Marshall. She also appeared on the great stage at Radio City Music Hall as a Radio City Rockette.
After leaving NYC, Kimberly moved back to her hometown of Los Angeles to pursue work in television and film. She had great success, performing on several television shows, feature films and award shows, and in numerous national commercials.
Kimberly hopes to one day be a part of the Palm Springs Follies, a dance revue featuring dancers ages 55-84 years young! Until then, Kimberly finds the time between work and family to perform locally in San Diego, as well as sing with the band NRG and compete professional in American Smooth and American Rhythm Ballroom. She was a finalist and placed 6th in her first competition the 2017 Emerald Ball.
Kimberly prides herself on being a dance teacher and strives to inspire children of all ages. In 2003, she and her business partner Bill Bohl, started Hollywood Connection Dance Convention and competition, a workshop designed for dancers to train with industry choreographers and to learn what it takes to make it in the professional dance industry. Many of the students that have attended Hollywood Connection, have gone on to work in film, television, tour with major artists and more.
Kimberly believes dance takes hard work, dedication, discipline and through this art form, children learn respect, integrity, work ethic, gain confidence and improve self esteem. She currently teaches musical theater, audition workshops, and on camera workshops across the United States. Kimberly pursues excellence in dance training not only for her students but as a teacher herself and continues to look for and create new ways of motivating and inspiring today’s dancers. She continues her self-education by attending weekly dance classes, educational events including the Dance Life Teacher Conference and studying with dance educators across the country.
Outside of dance, Kimberly loves to cook, see Broadway shows and play tennis, which is her new obsession. She is a member of SAG, AFTRA, AEA, AGVA and the PTA!