Kym Stokes trained in Victoria at The National Theatre Ballet School under Gailene Stock and Gary Norman, before being accepted into The Australian Ballet School under Director Dame Margret Scott. She danced with The Australian Ballet Dancers Company and graduated in 1987 with an Advanced Diploma in Dance.
Upon graduation Kym danced with Queensland Ballet under then Artistic Director, Harold Collins, performing in Carmen, Romeo and Juliet, Scheherazade and Alice.
Following her ballet career, Kym and her husband developed their own adagio and aerial acts, performing in various overseas companies, having a very fruitful and extensive performance career.
Kym is currently Rehearsal Director for Ballet Theatre Queensland, productions include Graduation Ball, Swan Lake Act II (2019-2020) Cinderella (2020-2021) & Coppelia (2021- 2022) performed at Playhouse QPAC.
Kym holds a Master of Fine Arts (Dance) from Queensland University of Technology, Royal Academy of Dance teacher’s certificate, Australian Conservatoire of Ballet teacher’s certificate, Certificate IV dance teaching & management with training and assessment, Mat Pilates certification and Personal Training qualifications.
Kym has been a valued teacher in the dance community over many years teaching at many dance schools, universities and academies. Kym has guided and mentored many students on the path to ballet she is highly valued throughout the profession for her care and nurturing approach.