Kimberly Braylock-Olivier (© Chris Hardy)
New York, New York
Named apprentice in 2009. Joined in 2010.
Born in New York, New York, Kimberly Braylock trained with Charla Genn, Studio Maestro, Ballet Hispanico, and San Francisco Ballet School (including one year in the Trainee Program) prior to being named an apprentice in 2009. She joined the Company in 2010.
Braylock-Olivier has danced featured roles in Tomasson’s Nutcracker (French, Spanish, Arabian) and Romeo & Juliet (Harlots), Wheeldon’s Cinderella (Spanish Princess), Balanchine’s The Four Temperaments (2nd Theme), and Caniparoli’s Ibsen’s House (Ellida Wangel) and Lambarena (principal). She created a corps de ballet role in Possokhov’s Swimmer.
Her repertory also includes Tomasson’s Giselle, Swan Lake, Criss-Cross, and Prism; Tomasson/Possokhov’s Don Quixote; Ashton’s Symphonic Variations; Balanchine’s Agon, Brahms-Schoenberg Quartet (4th movement), Coppélia, Divertimento No. 15, The Four Temperaments (Phlegmatic corps), Scotch Symphony, Serenade, Finale in Stars and Stripes, Stravinsky Violin Concerto, Symphony in C, and Theme and Variations; Cranko’s Onegin; Fokine’s Petrouchka; Forsythe’s Artifact Suite; Liang’s Symphonic Dances; Lifar’s Suite en Blanc; Makarova’s (after Petipa) “The Kingdom of the Shades” from La Bayadère, Act II; Morris’ Sandpaper Ballet; Neumeier’s The Little Mermaid; Page’s Guide to Strange Places; Possokhov’s Firebird, Francesca da Rimini, and The Rite of Spring; Ratmansky’s Shostakovich Trilogy (Symphony #9 and Piano Concerto #1); Robbins’ Glass Pieces; Wheeldon’s Ghosts and Within the Golden Hour; and Zanella’s Underskin.
Braylock-Olivier danced in the 2015 film of Tomasson’s Romeo & Juliet as part of the inaugural season of Lincoln Center at the Movies: Great American Dance. She performed with Anthony Vincent in the short video Free Time, by Calvin Walker, in San Francisco in April 2015; performed her own choreography in the short film Pas de Deux, produced by Melanie Shang in San Francisco in October 2014; and improvised a pas de deux with Anthony Vincent in a short video by Calvin Walker, A Stroll in Paris (which won Dance Magazine’s Video of the Month), in Paris, France, in July 2014.
She choreographed and performed a solo to Spiegel im Spiegel with Ensemble San Francisco for The Vine Conference at Golden Gate Club at the Presidio in San Francisco in June 2014. She performed the Act II pas de deux from Giselle (Petipa) with Anthony Spaulding at the Youth in Action Gala, “Les Danses de L’Amour,” in Bozeman, Montana, in June 2012.