Kim Alvarez is our Laner of the Week!

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Kim is a new LA Laner, she’s been with the team for just a few months. So far her favorite event was working with Netflix for the Premiere of their hit show, “Glow” at Muscle Beach! Kim said “It was such an amazing day outside and as a BA I got to beauti-fy myself with some fun lip colors and glitter. Who doesn’t love glitter?! I loved getting to have fun and talk to so many different people and getting a little bronze on my cheeks too!”

Kim recently received a BFA from the Conservatory of Music & Dance at the University of Missouri – Kansas City. Outside the Lane Kim loves dancing, singing and acting at many of LA’s wonderful studios. She also enjoys teaching and setting choreography for dance studios. If for some reason she’s not twirling about, you can find her at the pool or the beach relaxing with a podcast or a good book.

Over the years, Kim gained notoriety as a competitive dancer where she won 10 national and international titles and was a top 30 finalist in Season 5 of FOX TV’s “So You Think You Can Dance”. Kim was awarded a number of scholarships to various conventions, master classes and dance programs and had the opportunity to assist choreographers such as Brian Friedman, Lane Napper and Mikeal Knight as well as convention faculty. A “triple threat”, Kim was regularly seen in regional theatrical performances. Most recently, she received standing ovations for her portrayal of Cassie in ‘A Chorus Line’. To learn more about Kim check out her website!

What do you love about the Lane?

The people behind the emails! They quickly respond to any questions and so kind and respectful to my goals! I had a lovely opportunity to speak with the owner, Kristal Mallookis and we gabbed and bonded over our dance careers. I just love working for a company that is efficient, personable and relatable!

What would the title of your autobiography be?

Confessions of a Redneck Gold-Digger; Boxed Wine Edition

What is your go-to coffee order?

Tall Decaf Flat White made with Coconut milk; or french pressed coffee!

What is the last book you read or movie your watched?

I just saw Antman… I lurved it! #marvelnerd

What song best describes you & why?

This is hard… but for this week let’s say “Good Morning” by Max Frost. I have been trying to get my lovely bottom out of bed earlier to make my days longer to get more done. I mean…. it’s not really happening but I’ve been really thinking about it and I set my alarm earlier although I hit snnnnoooooozzzzzzzzzzzeee. It’s the thought that counts right?!

What’s the most useless talent you have?

Being double jointed in my fingers

Describe the best museum/gig/play/game you’ve ever been to.

I went to the Museum of Natural History in NYC thinking, “I can get through this in a few hours…” You guys, why do I even try? lol Next time I will block my day out….

What’s your morning ritual like?

First, make my bed! Then something hot to drink; usually peppermint tea. Then I get on my computer and review my schedule for the day.

What accomplishment are you most proud of?

I was honored to be an ambassador for the United States for an international dance competition in Australia. My family was able to come with me and we spent such a great vacation doing fun little touristy things. I ended up placing 2nd overall and couldn’t be more proud to represent my country.

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Favorite rainy day activity?

A movie at home

If you could be an Olympic athlete, in what sport would you compete?


When you’re having a bad day, what do you do to make yourself feel better?

I remember that I have friends and a great family to lean on. That, and a large glass of wine. 🙂

What is the best piece of advice you’ve received?

You stop your growth and creativity when you are comfortable. – Mia Michaels

As a child, what did you wish to become when you grew up?

A Kangaroo… Don’t ask… lol