C.A.R.E.S. Compassionate Advocate,
Kimberlee Gerstheimer received her MFA in Dance (Rutgers University), Masters in Social Work (Adelphi University), and BA in Dance (Hofstra University). Kimberlee is a former Youth Protection Advocates in Dance Advisory member. She is excited to share her talents and skills with NEAMA™ and serves as the NEAMA C.A.R.E.S Program™ Coordinator.
Kimberlee has a comprehensive Pilates certification and is a Registered Somatic Dance/Movement Educator through ISMETA. She has been Part Time Lecturer in the dance department at Rutgers University and Ocean County College and has utilized her trio of experience in dance, somatics, and social work to carefully craft her teaching philosophy revolving around empowerment through movement. Kimberlee’s choreography and screen dances have been viewed at national film festivals.
She creates work that speaks to the connection between the mind and the body, using humanity and connection as places of inspiration. Kimberlee has experience within the field of social work, specifically working with individuals dealing with anxiety and depression. She utilizes these experiences to further her personal mission of connecting dance/movement and somatics with personal journey and discovery. She finds her two sons and motherhood to be additional sources of inspiration. Kimberlee always seeks to create an environment where people can grow and feel empowered to believe in themselves, their body, and the power of the arts.