Kimberly Daniel de Acha
Kimberly Daniel de Acha, Assistant Professor of Voice at the University of Miami, has laughed and cried, and sung her way through more than 200 roles in opera, music theatre and theatre. Professional credits after obtaining her degrees from the College Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati and from the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, include the Yale Repertory Theatre, Wolf Trap Farm Park for the Performing Arts, National Symphony Orchestra, International Bach Society, Lincoln Center Concerts, and Menotti's The Medium, with the late Marie Powers (the original Baba in that work) among many others. She co-founded New Theatre with husband, Rafael de Acha.
Kimberly has been the recipient of numerous awards including the Carbonell, and a Membership-for-Life in Phi Kappa Phi—citing outstanding contributions to the arts — and the Artist of Distinction award from the Miami-Dade County School Board. She has been recognized five times as a Teacher of Distinction by the National Foundation for the Advancement of the Arts. She is founder and director of the Performing Arts Institute, which conducts a musical theatre program for high school students, hosted each summer by the University of Miami School of Music. In addition to her teaching, she continues an active schedule of singing, acting and directing.
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