Kim Walker began his dance career with the Aboriginal and Islander Dance Theatre (AIDT) in 1978. He also spent a considerable time in New York studying at the Alvin Ailey dance school. He joined the Sydney Dance Company in 1980, where he was a principal dancer from 1981 to 1990, and where he began his choreographic career, creating several new works to great acclaim. As a freelance choreographer and director, he has worked with many major companies in Australia, including Opera Australia and the Melbourne and Sydney theatre companies. He has also done extensive choreographic work for television commercials, musicals, corporate and charity launches, and music film clips. In 2007, he was appointed the Executive Director/Head of Dance of NAISDA Dance College, Australia’s National Indigenous Dance College, fulfilling another lifelong ambition of being able to help the next generation of artists.