KIMBERLIN BOLTON is a Renaissance woman in the truest sense of the term. Equally talented as a businesswoman and an artist, the Bloomfield, Connecticut native holds a Master’s degree from the University of Michigan (’11/Vocal Performance) and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Spelman College (’09/Music). As Operations Manager for The Muddy Water Group, Bolton founded the Muddy Water Rep Program. Since its inception in 2008, the program has created a network for students interested in working in the entertainment industry. Alumni of the program have moved on to become major label artist managers, musicians, music acts, production assistants, bloggers and filmmakers.
Upon graduating from the University of Michigan, she traveled to France to perform with the Franco-American Vocal Academy Theater. There, she toured the southern region of France, in the operatic production of La Grande-Duchesse de Gérolstein.
Looking for a change of pace, Bolton returned to the United States in August 2011 to accept the role as Personal Assistant to Grammy and Oscar-nominated artist Janelle Monáe. As Ms. Monáe’s assistant, she was ultimately responsible for managing the artist’s day-to-day schedule, as well as all communication. Her boundless responsibilities afforded her the opportunity to develop a very extensive resume.