name Kimee Balmilero
birthday December 13
family no brothers or sisters...lots and lots of cousins
pets no pets
training My high school back home in Hawaii has an amazing theatre
department. Castle Performing Arts Center, they're so great there. I also
studied at Studio A.C.T. in San Francisco for six months.
3 words that describe you HAPPY, CRAZY AND SHORT!!
first performing job I worked on a Dinner Cruise ship in Hawaii
when I was in High School. I would sing and dance for all the tourists.
It was a lot of fun.
favorite job "Miss Saigon" was a such a great experience. It's
also one of my favorite shows. And "Mamma Mia!" was awesome because it
was my first time on Broadway...it was cool.
dream job & role I don't know if I have a dream job or role
really. I'd just like to continue doing what I love to do.
future plans Hmmm....dunno. Again, I'd just like to be happy with
what I am doing.
hobbies Bowling, hanging
out with friends, and shopping of course:)
color I'm really digging Pink,Green and White right now. But it
always changes for me.
band/music I like all kinds of music. One band that always puts
me in a good mood is "Dance Hall Crashers." They're a lot of fun.
tv show The Price is Right
food EVERYTHING!! I love Hawaiian food, Japanese food, Filipino
food, and PASTA PASTA PASTA!
sport To play or to watch? I enjoy watching sports. I usually
just watch it when they're in finals or something....that's always exciting
to me. I've always loved watching College Volleyball and I like to bowl
What television shows did
you watch when you were a kid?
I used to watch Price is Right with my grandmother a lot and that show
still makes me smile. I also used to watch a lot of cartoons like Shirt
Tales, The Smurfs and Jem and the Holograms! I love "Different Strokes"
and "Webster" and "Growing Pains" too. I also remember watching the tonight
show with Johnny Carson...I guess I had trouble sleeping.
What is your favorite Hi-5 song or segment?
Favorite Hi-5 song? I'd have to be "We're Hi-5"...we sang that in our
episode about what you'd want to be when you grew up. My favorite segment
is when I had to stand on cans to be as tall as everyone else.
Have you seen the Australian Hi-5?
Yes we have! A lot of us would watch it when we were there. They're
Have you met the original Hi-5 cast?
Yup...they rock!! They're awesome people and we would hang out whenever
we got the chance. We were always so busy though. They were on tour
while we were filming...craziness!
What was it like taping the show with the kids?
It's definitely my favorite part. They are always so into it and they
get so excited. The kids are so cute and it's nice to see them have just
as much fun as we are...if not more!
What do you think of Australia?
It's such a beautiful place and the people there were great. I hope to
explore more the second time around.
What is next for Hi-5? a tour? cd?
There's a whole lot coming up from us so be on the look out!! Yes a tour
is on it's way and so is a Cd....can't wait!
MESSAGE TO HI-5
Thanks so much guys for watching Hi-5! Glad you're enjoying it cause
we had a blast doing it!! Rock on!!
Balmilero comes direct from making her Broadway debut with the original
Broadway cast of Mamma Mia! (Ali understudy). Previous stage
credits include the national tour of Miss Saigon (Kim understudy),
Damn Yankees, Tommy and Once On This Island
(Andrea). Kimee is an alumni of Castle Performing Arts Center in Oahu,