Sunday, December 8, 2013

2013 Roundup!

Phew! Talk about a year of ups and downs (oh, and where did 2013 go btw?)!

So, the first part of the year was filled with lots of teaching for Equinox (Diva Dance, Barre Burn, Classical Ballet)!  And wow...KD has amazing students!  We're talking people in the fashion industry, financial executives, fellow performers/dancers, full-time moms, casting directors, NY Times bestselling authors, and the list goes on!  It's a joy to inspire and shape up such a diverse and accomplished group (and many have become good friends too).

In the summer, because she wasn't apparently getting enough activity, KD decided to learn to surf.  Yes, you read that correctly. Doesn't seem like a normal hobby for someone living in NYC, but she was determined and even borrowed a friend's 8-foot surfboard and took it on the subway for 2 hours to East Rockaway to practice.

At the end of the summer she got a chance to go surf in Nicaragua and jumped!  Best. Time. Ever!

KD went to the all-girls surf camp ChicaBrava ( and had a spectacular adventure.  She even surfed Playa Hermosa, where they shot Survivor - Nicaragua. And when not in the water she went zip lining and hiking and did yoga and ate gelato.  Just the highlight of her year!

Yup!  That's KD catching a wave!

KD was also featured in a  video from that trip on the ChicaBrava website (with apres-surf wet hair no less). It definitely expressed her enthusiasm for Nicaragua and surfing (KD is definitely hooked on the sport and would go back to Nicaragua in a heartbeat...gorgeous!).

Then life decided to throw KD a curveball in October. An accidental fall from the ladder to the loft where she sleeps at 2 a.m. one morning left her with a severely broken foot (it was especially fun trying to hail a cab at that hour with a fractured foot). She suffered a Lisfranc injury (same injury as the quarterback of the Tennessee Titans at about the same time...maybe they should start a support group?). Three broken metatarsals and a displaced mid-foot. Surgery was necessary (three metal plates and a screw in the foot now...go big or go home right?) and the end of KD's year has been spent non-weight-bearing on crutches in a cast. Not fun for like the most active person on the planet interesting lesson that life truly can change in a second.  She's never been more grateful for the love and support of her family and all her friends! dancing or teaching or surfing from October on, but look out 2014. She'll be back on her feet soon and better than ever.

Oh, and obviously the writing is now on the forefront during foot rehab. There is a new book proposal in the works and perhaps a romance novel (something KD has been playing with for a while and always wanted to write:-).  

And there have been many more fun articles posted this year!  If you want to amuse yourself, check out some of the links at the end of this post!

Happy end of 2013 and may your 2014 sparkle with possibility!

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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Fall 2012

Wow, where does the time go?  Kimberly Dawn's been a busy bee it seems!

What's new and exciting?

Well, this past summer 2012, KD was onstage again at the Irish Repertory Theatre performing in the Off-Broadway production of New Girl in Town which hadn't seen a revival in New York City for over 50 years!  It was a great little show and she had a super time in the role of "Pearl" as well as serving as Dance Captain for the production.

Immediately after that she shot a TV pilot called Makin' It (C4E productions) where she played a slightly diva-esque actress called "Brianne." Super shoot, great cast and crew! Fingers crossed that it gets picked up so we can "play" more on set!

Still teaching insane amounts of dance, Jukari (trapeze fitness) and Barre Burn classes...which makes for a very fit KD who spends a lot of time in epsom salts baths to recover:-)

While wearing her writer hat, KD has published a slew of new articles in publications like All You magazine as well as online for, Yahoo and iVillage.  Check out a few links:

Stop Falling In Love With Someone’s Potential

What’s A Little Lovin’ Worth To You-

10 Steps To X Out Your Ex Happen Magazine

Are You A Yo-Yo Dater Happen Magazine

Dating and Cancer Are You Ready - iVillage

30 Days, 30 Ways to Feel More Frisky - iVillage

9 Naughty Apps Worth the Download - iVillage

10 Cheap Date Ideas Under $10 - iVillage

Maximize Your Dating Dollar

Quiz- Would You Date Yourself-

Big things on the horizon in the next few months!  Stay tuned!

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Summer 2011

Writing, writing and more writing! That's been Kimberly Dawn's modus operandi for the last few months. No complaints though!

Here are some of the awesome new articles she's had published recently!


From Hookup To Happily Ever After Happen Magazine

Analyze Your Date’s Name In 5 Steps Happen Magazine

Got The Write Stuff Happen Magazine

Torn Between Two Lovers Happen Magazine

Get Lucky With A Love Song Happen Magazine

And for iVillage:

30 Ways, 30 Days to Hotter Sex - iVillage

The Best Workout For Your Body Type - iVillage

Sayonara, Cellulite! - iVillage

Get a Wow Booty Now - iVillage

KD also helped iVillage and the Presidential Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition with the "Get Moving Now Community Challenge" which is encouraging people to earn their Presidential Lifestyle Active Award! It was the perfect blend of her passions for writing and fitness!

Get Moving iVillage Challenges

KD is also now teaching dance and Jukari (a trapeze inspired workout created by Cirque de Soleil and Reebok) at Equinox Fitness Clubs. She is one of two teachers in the United States currently teaching this unique "Fit to Fly" workout and is loving her time in suspension!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

February 2011

Been a while since an update was posted here! Things have been cranking along. Interesting irons in the fire (will keep you posted as things progress). just celebrated it's first anniversary! Thanks for helping make it a success!

Was recently featured on the Professional Sports Wives radio show giving relationship advice pre-Valentine's Day. Also have become a frequent "dating expert" on WIBC 93.1 in Indianapolis. FUN stuff.

Lots of new articles online for you to enjoy. Writing, writing, writing! Enjoy some of my latest!

Gift-Giving Ideas For Every Personality Happen Magazine

Sienna and Jude Break up…Take Two - iVillage#comments#comments

She Found Out Her Fiance Was Gay - MyDaily

5 Otherworldly Ways To Meet Your Match Happen Magazine

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

April 2010

Still living in the Daffy's Apartment (quite happily), Kimberly has been insanely busy building Dating Diva Daily! Have you checked it out yet? Sign up for the daily tips and see the newest content at