Jesse & Kimalee

Jesse & Kimalee












Kimalee on So You Think You Can Dance

Jesse & Kimalee

Kimalee is a native of Fort Walton Beach and has trained and performed with Northwest Florida Ballet from the age of nine. As a NFB Company dancer she performed a number of solo roles in NFB productions while still in high school. She danced professionally with the Louisville Ballet (2002-2003), Ballet Met (2003-2004), and as a Principal Dancer for the Northwest Florida Ballet. She is currently a teacher in the NFB School. In 2005, she joined Fred Astaire’s Dance Studio in Ft. Walton Beach, Florida and immediately began her competitive ballroom dancing career. She teaches and performs throughout the community at special events. Kimalee and her ballroom partner, Jesse Benedetti, are currently ranked second in the nation and the world in the Cabaret Divisions of competitive ballroom dancing. Together they hold many dance titles for their unique performances.  They most recently placed 2nd at the prestigious United States Championships in the Theatrical division, and were invited as one of the world representatives in 2009 to Blackpool, England.



"He makes those lifts seem effortless" Judith Lickliter Fach

"I love it ..I need a partner like that! Lewis did you soot any Video at Ohio star Ball for Cabert /show Dance division? I would buy it! You do Fabulous work Truly!"Suzette Michaud Springer Sat 11/28/2009 6:08 PM

Lewis You are a genius.. its not easy videoing this stuff. Thank you for keeping me in the loop of your work. 

Grace Badillo Sat 11/28/2009 7:06 PM

A great job Lewis as always!!! Hope to see you in Orlando. Larry Dean Sat 11/28/2009 6:59 PM

Tremendous talent you have there. I thoroughly enjoyed watching them dance. Keep me in loop with their progress. Feel free to post anytime, such quality is very much appreciated. Joan Quinlan November 29 at 6:38pm