"...a true soprano and beautiful actress."

Kimbirdlee. singer . actor . artist .

 

 

KIMBIRDLEE FADNER
Tel: (831)566-3207
Email: kimbirdlee@gmail.com

Employment

2016-Current MAIN STREET THEATRE & DANCE ALLIANCE

COMMON MAN MUSICALS theatre company - Founder and Artistic Director/Actor

• Produces and workshops new musical theatre and the work of Composer Jonathan Fadner

PLAYMAKERS PRESCHOOL DRAMA CLASS - Teaching artist

• Create original material of music, drama, dance and art for preschool classes

• Promote self-confidence, music and language skills, and creative thinking
• Present performances, final showings and youtube videos of “Superstars”

VOICE & PIANO - PRIVATE LESSONS


2014-2016 KON GEN INTERNATIONAL PRESCHOOL Bayside, NY
Teacher and Founder of Dramatic Arts Program “Superstars”
• Create original material of music, drama, dance and art for preschool classes
• Teach 30 minute classes with a lesson plan in a Chinese Immersion School


2014-2017 AMERICAN DANCE & DRAMA 

MS158 MARIE CURIE Bayside, NY - Director and Teaching Artist for After-school Drama Club

PS196 Forest Hills, NY - Dance Instructor 

  • Lead classes with acting exercises, games and rehearsals
  • Incorporated singing into our play and taught the music
  • Cast, Rehearse and Present a fully staged production of a play
  • Teach dance technique and choreography
  • Direct and perform final showcases and staged performances


2006-Present PRIVATE MUSIC TEACHER – VOICE & PIANO
• Teach classical, musical theater and pop voice lessons to all ages
• Teach classically based piano lessons to all ages
• Organize recitals and presentations for my students

2011-2012 BERKELEY PLAYHOUSE: MAKEBELIEVERS AGE 3-5 Berkeley, CA
Teaching Artist
• Taught Musical Theater (50 min classes) to ages 3-5 (singing, acting & dance)
• Incorporated singing, dance, acting, costumes, props and sets into a show
• Promoted creative thinking and self-confidence in preschoolers

2008-10 ALAMEDA SCHOOL OF MUSIC Alameda, CA
Music Teacher
• Private instructor of Voice and Piano

2008-10 SEQUOIA NURSERY SCHOOL Montclair, CA
Music Teacher
• Taught preschoolers – piano, singing, music and creative play in a large group
2006-08 MUSICAL SPROUTS Berkeley & Oakland, CA
Music Teacher
• Taught preschoolers in small classes – piano, singing, music and creative play

2005-12 FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST: SCIENTIST Pt. Richmond, CA
Vocal Soloist
• Sang soprano solos and led hymns for a weekly service
• Selected music to fit the sermon
• Occasionally accompanied on piano or organ
• Organized and sang for special events


Education
Graduated with Honors 2006 MILLS COLLEGE Oakland, CA
B.A. Music: Vocal Performance & Dance
• Studied Classical and Opera Voice, Completed a Senior Recital
• Continued to take private piano lessons
• Founded, Served and Performed in the Millismas Opera Club
• “Most Outstanding Music Student” Award and other awards of distinction
2008-11 PRIVATE VOICE LESSONS w/ Susan Gundunas San Francisco, CA
• Trained as a Coloratura Soprano, Performed regular recitals and concerts
• Participated in Vocal Workshops/Intensives: San Francisco & Madison Early Music
Society, Academia Musica Antiga (Tomar, Portugal), Holy Names Opera Workshop (Oakland, CA)
2011-12 American Conservatory of Theatre (ACT-SF) San Francisco, CA
• Acting (Stage, On-Camera), Musical Theater and Dance
12 years Classical Piano Training with Patricia Grutza Milwaukee, WI
Studied & played Clarinet in Middle School/High School/Palmyra-Eagle Community Band


Brief Summary of Recent Vocal Performances

• Wakka Wakka Ensemble, 59E59 "Made in China" the musical - back-up vocals, 2017

• National Asian Artist Project "Discover: New Musicals", Enjoy the Ride (Purdy/Yan Li), 2016

• Common Man Musicals - New One Act Musicals and Cabaret Fundraiser, 2016-17

• NYU-Tisch Workshops in the Graduate Musical Theater Writing Program, 2013-15
• Masterclasses with Adam Guettel, Mark Adamo: soloist for composers and writers
• Artist-in-Residence with Palmyra Eagle Community Band, WI: Soloist for ongoing
seasonal concert series featuring Broadway, Opera, Pops, 40s and Classical music
• Solo engagement for WWII Veterans Honor Flights 2013
• 54 Below in NYC - Cabaret - new musical works by NYU graduates, May 2015
• “Destination Asia Festival” Morton Arboretum Chicago, IL: solo show 2015
• Wisconsin Public TV: Live performance and Interview, Sep 2015
• CDs The 40's: A Sentimental Journey, Let it Rain & Foolish Heart: Singer and
Musician - released on Amazon, iTunes, Google, CdBaby, etc., 2013&2015
• Musical Theater: Cinderella: Enchanted, Seussical, Narnia, Forever Broadway
(Revue), Hot Mikado, Working the Musical, King and I, Carnival
• Demo and Voice Over work

References available on request