Hawaii born actor, Kimee Balmilero has been performing professionally since 1994 thanks to her first paying gig as “Woody Woodpecker” at an Earth Day Fair. Other professional credits include: The 3X Emmy Nominated series “Hi-5,” the Original Broadway Cast of “Mamma Mia,” “Miss Saigon,” and “Hawaii Five-0.” While working in NYC and LA for 15+ years, she studied improv and sketch comedy at the famed Uprights Citizens Brigade Theatre. A member of the award winning sketch comedy troupe “Drug Puppy”, Kimee has performed at such venues as: UCB in LA, Second City-Hollywood, iO West, Radio City Music Hall and the Kodak Theater.
Now living back in Hawaii since 2012, you can catch Kimee performing sketch & improv comedy and teaching improv to kids and adults in Kaka’ako and around the island. She is the founder and “Head Sillypino” of improvhi.com a website dedicated to sketch and improv comedy in Hawaii.
When not drooling over improv, diner spaghetti and spumoni, Kimee enjoys karaoke-ing, garage sale-ing, instagram-ing and pretending like she’s a contestant on “Top Chef.”
Improv is a powerful tool that everyone can benefit from every single day. Whether you want to break out of your shell, hone your public speaking skills, tighten up your business pitch, or just want to get your brain working differently, this workshop is for you! It gets you thinking on your feet and outside the box. GREAT for entrepreneurs, business folk, lawyers, teachers, performers, dogwalkers, and anyone else who likes to challenge themselves with new things. No experience required. Learn in a non-judgmental environment and walk away feeling more confident!
Originally from Kaneohe, Kimee Balmilero’s professional acting credits include Hawaii 5-0, the original broadway cast of “Mamma Mia,” “Miss Saigon” and “Hawaii Five-0.” While living in LA and NYC for 15+ years, Kimee studied sketch and improv at The Uprights Citizens Brigade and has performed at UCB, Second City (Hollywood) and iO West. She is the founder of improvhi.com and director of StoryU Arts, a division of the BBB Torch Award-winning BizGym Foundation that focuses on applying performance skills to business. A self proclaimed “Sillypino” she enjoys garage sale hunting, instagram-ing and dreaming of being a judge on “Top Chef.”
Supported in part by the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts.