Kimball was born in New Zealand. He moved with his family to the UK when he was three years old, settling in Cambridge. He went on to study A levels in Performing Arts and Dance. Kimball continued his training at Millennium Dance 2000, completing a three-year diploma in Performing Arts in 2001.
Since leaving college, Kimball has performed with Michael Clark Co. for the production would, should, could, can, did, the tour of Oh My Goddess and the premiere season of I Do. He also worked with the English National Opera for a season of Eugene Onegin. He joined Phoenix Dance Theatre for two years, working with artistic directors Darshan Singh Bhuller and Javier de Frutos.
Kimball joined the Australian Dance Theatre ensemble in December 2007 and has performed in the world premieres & subsequent seasons of G (2008-09), Be Your Self (2010-12), Worldhood (2011), Proximity (2012-13), and in Garry Stewart’s dance film installation Collision Course. He has toured Europe performing in G (European tour – 2008; French tour – 2009), Be Your Self (2011) and Proximity (2013).
Kimball choreographed The Third Floor for Australian Dance Theatre’s Ignition 2008 and Arabesque for Ignition 2010. In 2009, he performed at the Sydney Festival’s First Night Movers & Shakers (choreographed by Garry Stewart) and in The Tighter You Squeeze by guest choreographer Lina Limosani.
Kimball performed in the Australian tour of G (May-July 2013), Proximity at the Arts Centre Melbourne (August 2013) as well as the premiere of Daniel Jaber’s Nought (September 2013). For his role in Proximity, Kimball was awarded the Australian Dance Award for ‘Outstanding Performance by a Male Dancer’.
In 2015, Kimball performed in ADT’s European tour of Proximity and in the world premiere season of Multiverse (July 2014). He also performed in the 2014 Adelaide return season of Proximity. Also in 2015, he travelled with the company to France and Spain, performing in the European Premiere Tour of Multiverse. He joined the company on subsequent Mulitverse tours to Europe later in 2015 to France, The Netherlands, Belgium and Austria. He also performed in the Australian National Tour of Be Your Self.
In 2016, Kimball performed in the world premiere seasons of Habitus at the Adelaide Festival of Arts and The Beginning of Nature at WOMADelaide. For his role in Habitus, Kimball was announced the winner for the Helpmann Award for ‘Best Male Dancer in Dance or Physical Theatre’. Later that year he performed in the Australian premiere season of Objekt and in ADT’s return season of Ignition.
In 2017, Kimball performed in Garry Stewart’s Doppelganger, a piece featured as part of the Art Gallery of South Australia’s exhibition Versus Rodin: bodies across space and time, as well as the remount season of the late Tanja Liedtke’s construct in Adelaide. Later that year he performed in the premiere season of The Beginning of Nature in Colombia, South America at the DeLaMarTheater.
In 2018, Kimball performed in construct in Germany as part of the Tanzbiennale Heidelberg at Theater Heidelberg. For his performance in construct, Kimball was nominated for the Australian Dance Award for ‘Outstanding Performance by a Male Dancer’. He also performed in the 2018 Australian National Tour of The Beginning of Nature, across SA, NT, WA, NSW and TAS and international tour throughout Germany, The Netherlands and Belgium. In 2019, Kimball performed in the World Premiere Season of North/South, choreographed by Garry Stewart and Norwegian choreographer Ina Christel Johannessen.
For his performance in The Beginning of Nature in 2018, Kimball was awarded the Australian Dance Award for ‘Outstanding Performance by a Male Dancer’ in 2020.