Kimberli Flores is a multi-faceted artist committed to amplifying underrepresented voices and inspiring social change. Born and raised in New York City, Kimberli began her career as a professional mambo/salsa dancer at the age of 14 years old, going on to tour internationally and perform alongside numerous legendary Latin artists including Marc Anthony, Tito Puente, El Gran Combo and Celia Cruz. All the while Kimberli attended Pace University in NYC and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Latin American Studies. With great passion for her community and a drive towards social activism Kimberli went on to become a Facilitator and Site Coordinator for the Dreamyard A.C.T.I.O.N. Project, a four-year innovative arts-based community building and civic engagement project for young people living in the Bronx. Her love of the stage and the power of storytelling, led her to attend the William Esper Meisner Acting Conservatory in NYC, to classically train in Shakespeare at the British American Drama Academy at Oxford University in the UK, and later obtain her Masters Degree in Acting at the University of Southern California’s School of Dramatic Arts.
Ms. Flores is currently working as a professional actress, dancer and writer in theater, film, and television. She has performed on stages internationally and regionally at the Old Globe Theater in San Diego, and The Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis. As well as on television shows such as Chicago P.D.(NBC), Blue Bloods(CBS), and recurring on Marvel’s Daredevil (Netflix) and most recently, NCIS: New Orleans(NBC).
Kimberli stars in the feature film “Shine,” a story of culture, music and gentrification in Spanish Harlem now on Amazon Prime. And is a core dancer in Lin Manuel Miranda’s “In The Heights,” directed by John M. Chu, now in theaters.
With a desire to continually expand and push boundaries, Kimberli has written and developed a television show entitled “Transplant” chronicling the funny yet distressing experiences of an Afro-Latina woman grappling with identity and fitting into society.