Kimberley Akester

Kimberley has been a professional singer and singing teacher since graduating from Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 1991. Her first job with the internationally acclaimed vocal group ‘The Swingle Singers’ enabled her to travel the world, working with Chicago, Boston, Toronto and London Symphony orchestras as well as recording albums and appearing world-wide on radio and TV.

Kimberley can be heard on numerous Hollywood film soundtracks such as Evita, Phantom of the Opera, The Prince of Egypt, Romeo and Juliet and the musical movie ‘Nine’ starring Nicole Kidman.

She has appeared in many musicals such as ‘Chess’ and has sung back-up vocals in ‘Cats’, ‘Starlight Express’ (both West-End) and the Scandinavian Arena tour of ‘Fame’. She created the role of ‘Shirley’ in the British tour of 60’s musical ‘Glad all Over’ and has played the role of Carlotta in ‘Phantom of the Opera’ in London’s West End. She continues to work as a session singer, mostly for BBC radio and TV, in London and performs in concerts all over Europe and has toured the UK with the opera singer Russell Watson. She is also a founder member of the Sweden based vocal group ‘3’s Company’

In May 2016, Kimberley sang at the 90th birthday celebrations of Her Majesty the Queen at Windsor Castle, and it was an honour to perform at such a spectacular event.

As a respected singing teacher and vocal coach, Kimberley has taught privately for over 20 years but specializes in leading workshops and running choirs in schools all over England and Sweden such as Kulturama, Stagecoach, Step-up UK and Theatre Train.

She has worked in mainstream education in the UK for many years and since arriving in Sweden has worked with Stockholm International School, Tanto School, Mother Goose International Pre-School, Futuraskolan, Bromma, Enskede, Huddinge and Nacka International Schools and British International Primary School.

Kimberley founded SITS in 2004 in Stockholm and 2006 in Gothenburg. She continues to travel between both schools and loves every minute of it!