Welcome to the TIM Company Family
A native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Kara Wilkes began her professional career performing classical and contemporary work for five seasons with Milwaukee Ballet Company. In 2006, she became a soloist for Victor Ullate Ballet in Madrid, Spain. In 2007, she joined North Carolina Dance Theatre (now Charlotte Ballet) where she danced leading roles for four seasons. Wilkes was named one of “25 to Watch” by Dance Magazine in 2009, and joined Alonzo King Lines Ballet, based in San Francisco, in 2011. During her five seasons with Lines, she was named one of “12 Standout Performances of 2015” by Pointe magazine. In 2016, Wilkes choreographed works for the Lines BFA program at Dominican University in California, and for Midland Festival Ballet in Texas. In 2017, Kara premiered a choreographic work in the Wilmington Dance Festival. She has taught all levels of dance, including master classes for East Carolina University, UC Santa Barbara, and in Dublin, Ireland. Kara will begin pursuing her MFA in Dance at Hollins University this summer. Mrs. Kara will be instructing one of the Elite Ballet classes starting in August! We are beyond excited & honored to have her on staff!!!!