Kim Walker – Chief Executive Officer

Kim began dancing with his mother, Margaret Walker AM, and his dancing career continued with the Aboriginal and Islander Dance Theatre (NAISDA Dance College) in 1976 graduating with an Associate Diploma in 1979.

NAISDA was instrumental in Kim’s entry into the arts as a dancer and led to him joining Sydney Dance Company in 1980. In 1982 he was appointed a principal dancer and danced with the company from 1980 – 1990 during which he danced and performed many lead roles under the artistic direction of Graeme Murphy. During his time with Sydney Dance Company, Kim also studied at a number of institutes in New York over several years including the Alvin Ailey School in New York.

Kim’s chorographic career started with the Sydney Dance Company where he created several new works. As a freelance choreographer and director, Kim has worked with many major companies and directors in Australia including Opera Australia, Melbourne and Sydney Theatre Company, Richard Wherrett, Neil Armfield, Wayne Harrison and Roger Hodegman. Kim has also done extensive choreographic work for film, television commercials, musicals, corporate and charity launches and music film clips.

In 1998 Kim was appointed as Artistic Director of the Flying Fruit Fly Circus and has not only created a number of new and innovative works but also toured the company both nationally and internationally to great acclaim.

Kim has served as a member number of Boards, including Arts NSW HotHouse Artistic Directorate and the Theatre Board of the Australia Council for the Arts. Kim was also the individual recipient of the Sidney Myer individual award in 1991.

Currently Kim sits on the boards of Barang Regional Alliance, and The Arthouse.

In 2008 Kim was took up the position as CEO of NAISDA Dance College Australia’s National Indigenous Dance College. In his tenure at NAISDA Kim has brought in a number of creative and innovative training concepts, artistic partnerships, oversee the growth of the facilities, growth in funding both state and federal, student cohort and the strategic direction of the college.