Kim Mahal Laude is an interdisciplinary teaching artist in the Chicagoland area. She has over twenty years of experience in visual art, dance, theater, and education with children. She has used the Kuumba curriculum in several art programs which she has conducted through various institutions and organizations. She is also the costume director and vocal performer for Tamboula Ethnic Dance Company and part of the artistic staff for Pintig, a Filipino-American Cultural Theater Group. Kim Mahal also sings with Jude Laude and the Africolor band.