WHAT IS K-THEATRE?
K-Theatre Dance Complex is a conservatory based academic school for dance. KTDC provides technical training in ballet, modern, hip hop, tap, contemporary and repertoire. Along with dance training, students are required to study dance history, terminology , musicality, theatre, and performance etiquette. KTDC links historical dance tradition with contemporary/ current trends within the dance community.
The students are trained to produce choreography and teach dance classes. KTDC builds personal and emotional skills that can be applied to any career path. The students develop interpersonal skills, leadership skills, adaptability, creative thinking skills and more. K- Theatre is a 3 level dance program (Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced). Student levelS are determined by a required audition. Student schedules are determined by levels to ensure quality development. KTDC students commit to a minimum of 6 Hours of training per week (time/days of week determined by level), not including additional rehearsal times.
MEET OUR CEO
Kontara Morphis is a native of Pittsburgh, PA. She is a resilient visionary who has an
undying passion for arts. Kontara is the Artistic Director of K-Theatre Dance Complex, a
dance Academy that provides high quality dance instruction in several major areas of
dance, which include Ballet, Contemporary, Modern, Hip Hop and Tap. The academy’s
curriculum also incorporates Dance Theory, Terminology and Dance Theater. KTDC
has largely impacted the physical, academic, creative and personal development of its
Kontara began her training at Rogers Middle School and the Pittsburgh High School for
the Creative and Performing Arts (CAPA), where she studied ballet, jazz, tap and
modern dance technique. Kontara has trained and studied under Instructors and
dancers from The Alvin Ailey Dance Theater, Philadanco Dance Company, Jacob’s
Pillow and Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, to name a few. Kontara also danced
professionally as a second company member of the Dayton Contemporary Dance
Company in Dayton Ohio.
Kontara has led choreographic works for The Kelly Strayhorn Theater, The Dance Alloy,
Propel Schools, Pittsburgh Public Schools, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated,
The University of Dayton, Wright State University, and a host of churches, dance
schools, weddings, cotillions, galas and more. Currently, Kontara serves as the
Assistant Artistic Director of REED DANCE II in Pittsburgh, PA. Most recently, Kontara was
Awarded the Remake Learning Arts Grant through the Grable Foundation. She was
also Awarded the Transformative Teaching Artist Award through Heinz Endowment and
New Sun Rising.