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Kim Hotchner discovered her passion for dance at 4 years old, has been dancing ever since and teaching for almost 30 years.  Kim earned her BCA from UNC-Charlotte and is certified in dance education, kindergarten through 12th grade.  Kim was Dance Department Chair at Northwest School of the Arts for 10 years, where she was also commissioned to write the High School Honors Dance curriculum for Charlotte Mecklenburg School System and the Dance Integration Curriculum with North Carolina Dance Theatre. She has received the Charlotte Mecklenburg School’s Dance Teacher of the Year award and also received the New York Educator Apple award for her collaborative choreography based on the Billy Joel musical, “Movin’ Out.” Kim’s performance career includes local company work in both the Charlotte area and Washington DC, Coca Cola Olympic City during the Atlanta Olympics and dance collaboratives, including a tap partnership with “Bring in Da Noise, Bring in Da Funk,” through the Washington Heights Leadership Academy, and with the Alvin Ailey Dance Arts Project.