Kym Stokes trained at The National Theatre Ballet School under Gailene Stock, before being accepted into The Australian Ballet School (ABS) under Director Dame Margret Scott. She danced with The Australian Ballet Dancers Company and graduated from the ABS in 1987 with an Advanced Diploma in Dance. Upon graduation Kym accepted a contract with Queensland Ballet under then Artistic Director, Harold Collins, performing in Carmen, Romeo and Juliet, Scheherazade and Alice. Following her ballet career, Kym and husband, Les Livesey, developed their own adagio and aerial act “Majestic”, performing around the world for over 20 years in various overseas companies, and in Australia at Star Casino in shows Innerve and Storm as well as many other corporate events. Kym holds a Master of Fine Arts (Dance) from QUT, and other dance training and management qualifications. A freelance teacher she specialises in classical ballet, repertoire, Pilates and aerial. Highly valued throughout the profession for her care and nurturing approach, Kym was appointed Rehearsal Director of BTQ in 2019. Kym takes up the position of Foundation Program Coordinator and Teacher for Queensland Ballet Academy from 2021.