Kimaya is a lifelong performer and teaching artist.

Kimaya first went on tour as a workshop leader at age eleven, when she took her homegrown and self-directed children's music trio on the road to local schools and libraries, teaching international music from 20 distinct vocal traditions spanning 27 languages.

Since then, Kimaya has toured for several months over three continents, performing and teaching vocal music in workshops with participants of all ages. Currently she teaches elementary- and high-school-aged students, both in ensembles and in private lessons tailored specifically to the developing voice.

Kimaya has extensive theater, musical theater, and dance training, and is a multi-instrumentalist, trained in classical piano and cello, and accompanying herself on guitar and ukulele. She holds a BA in creative writing from Swarthmore College, where her studies also centered around classical voice performance. Kimaya has studied under Nancy Jantsch, Sally Wolf, and Benita Valente.

With a deep love for collaboration, Kimaya has contributed writing and music to plays, operas, podcasts, recordings, and TV shows as a contributing writer, librettist, lyricist, songwriter, and devising artist.

She is currently recording her first solo album.

 

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