09 Sep Kyme Hersi-Sallid
Kyme is what you call a true “Triple Threat”. She is a graduate of the acclaimed New York City High School of Performing Arts, and trained in New York City at the Alvin Ailey School of Dance where she was awarded three consecutive full scholarships. She has performed nationally and internationally as a dancer, singer and actress, and her Broadway credits included the Tony Award-winning musical Black and Blue, Oh Kay!, and Honky Tonk Nights. Kyme has also toured with the Broadway shows Sophisticated Ladies, Ain’t Misbehavin’, and Bubbling Brown Sugar to name a few.
As an actress, Kyme landed the leading role of Rachel Meadows in Spike Lee’s film School Daze, where she played opposite Laurence Fishburne. Her portrayal of Rachel Meadows earned her an NAACP Image Award nomination. This film propelled her into the acting arena and eventually led her to move to Los Angeles, CA. In Los Angeles, while she happily became a wife and mother, Kyme landed guest star and recurring roles on all of the top T.V. shows. The list includes: 24, NYPD Blue, Providence, JAG, The Guardian, Frasier, Malcolm in the Middle, E-Ring, The Parkers, Judging Amy, Family Law and many more.
Kyme’s love for the arts inspired her to found a very successful performing arts academy in a Los Angeles charter high school. This allowed her to pass on her knowledge as an artist and to mentor students into the top arts colleges and universities in the country. Kyme now resides in Decatur, GA with her loving family and is the Director of the Rhythm Keepers and Junior Rhythm Keepers tap companies. She continues to teach and mentor children and adults as she shares her passion and passes on the fruits of her experience and success. She is requested throughout the United States to teach master classes to thousands of children and teachers, and is also a respected adjudicator for national dance competitions.