Ketchikan Theatre Ballet

The mission of Ketchikan Theatre Ballet is to provide high quality dance instruction to support each student’s talent and creativity, while developing a strong sense of self-awareness and self-discipline. We strive to inspire and delight audiences while highlighting our students.

Ketchikan Theatre Ballet has the honor of being the oldest school of dance in Southeast Alaska. Founded in 1961, KTB strives to provide the highest quality of dance education to Ketchikan’s youth and proudly presents the community with four performances each year.

We at KTB continue to teach not only dance, but also develop discipline, organizational skills, and positive self-image. Our seasoned staff has combined teaching experience of over 50 years and loves to share their passion for dance with their students.
Class offerings include ballet, jazz, tap, creative movement, pre-ballet, and teen/adult sessions.

All are welcome here at Ketchikan Theatre Ballet. Come dance with us!

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Today's SENIOR SPOTLIGHT is on Ashley Hancock!

Ashley Hancock is seventeen years old and was born and raised in Ketchikan, Alaska. She has been part of Ketchikan Theatre Ballet for over 12 years. She did ballet for ten years and jazz for four. Her favorite dances were "Welcome to the Insane Asylum" and "Spaztastic," both choreographed by Jess Berto. After graduation, Ashley will be attending the University of Alaska Anchorage and pursuing a degree in justice. She hopes to continue dancing once she graduates and maybe try a new style of dance. She is very thankful for being introduced to dance at such an early age. She has made great friends at KTB and has learned a lot along the way.

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Today's SENIOR SPOTLIGHT is on Corrie Embree!

Corrie has enjoyed dancing with Ketchikan Theatre Ballet for the past thirteen years, starting at the young age of four in a creative ballet movement class. Although she has tried a variety of different activities, it was very clear from early on that dance was and still is her passion.

During Corrie’s time at KTB, she has grown so much as a dancer and a person. Her favorite styles of dance are ballet and jazz, but she has enjoyed all of the different styles taught. Out of all of the dance pieces that Corrie has performed in, Jess Berto’s choreographed pieces are by far her favorite. She has also taken great pleasure in her travels to New York with KTB in the past and is excited to return again this summer.

Corrie personally describes dance as a way to escape, shine, and truly express herself through movement. Her dance experiences with KTB have also taught her so much more through lifelong lessons, experiences, and relationships. She feels fortunate to have had this experience and is very thankful to all of her instructors, KTB staff, volunteers, fellow dancers, friends, and family for all of their support.

Corrie plans to attend college next year and pursue her interest in elementary education. She also plans to seek out any dance opportunities available where she attends college and hopes to share her love of dance with others in the future.

Photo courtesy of Fitzwater Photography.

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