Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical, Musical Theater, Tap
Katharine “K.T.” Nelson-Hart began dancing at the relatively “late” age of thirteen. She instantly fell in love with dance, and felt that it really rounded out her musical theatre interests. Always needing something to keep her feel moving and her mind busy, KT agreed to attend an audition for the competitive dance team at her home studio (Elite Dance Academy, Inc.) and was immersed in dance classes ranging from ballet, pointe, modern, contemporary/lyrical, hip hop, tap, and character dance. She was awarded a full scholarship to Southern Union State Community College, and dove head first into not only choreography and stage work, but also performing arts education itself. Soon after completing her AS, KT moved to Virginia Beach, where she danced with Lakewood Ballet Company and Todd Rosenlieb Dance Ensemble while also performing with multiple theatre companies to keep learning. Soon after moving, again, to Saratoga Springs, NY, she was a part of Nacre Dance Company as both a performer and guest choreographer, and was involved with the Local Actors Guild of Saratoga and Home Made Theater at Saratoga State Park. While in Virginia Beach, she started a competitive troupe of her own at Performance Dance Company, where she designed most of the costumes for solos and groups. She found the opportunity to do the same in New York at The Dance Center of Queensbury, spearheading the Ambassador Program for students wanting more performance experience. While serving as Director for both the PDCT and the Ambassadors, KT was awarded multiple Choreography and Costuming Awards. Through competitive dance, she was also given a window of chance to work for StarQuest Dance Competition, International, as well as Impact Dance Adjudicators, as a judge and master teacher. She also received her BFA in Dance and Theatre Arts and her BS in Business Administration from SUNY Empire State College. Some of KT’s favorite stage credits include 9 to 5: The Musical (CHOREOGRAPHER), A Chorus Line (VAL), Sleeping Beauty (FAIRY/RED RIDING HOOD), Cabaret (ROSIE) and The Nutcracker (Snow/Flower/Spanish).