Incorporated in 1987, Kittiwake Dance Theatre (KDT) is Newfoundland's only not for profit dance company.
Incorporated in 1987, Kittiwake Dance Theatre (KDT) is Newfoundland's only semi-professional dance company. It has a company repertoire of over fifty works incorporating a variety of styles and subjects from the dramatic to the humorous and the traditional to the contemporary, with numerous works reflecting Newfoundland’s rich history and cultural heritage.
KDT is a non-profit organization with charitable status. The performing company is run by a board of directors elected annually. Kittiwake Dance Theatre has been the recipient of grants from numerous organizations including the Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council, The City of St. John’s, Human Resources Development, Strategic Employment Opportunity Program, Canadian Heritage and The Canada Council for the Arts. In addition to government support and a wide range of fund-raising activities, Kittiwake relies heavily on personal and corporate donations and ticket sales in order to continue delivering its dual mandate: to provide high quality dance performances to local audiences, and to give local dancers and choreographers professional creative opportunities at home.
Kittiwake’s mandate includes an obligation to nurture the art of dance by providing local students with workshops and residency projects with not only Kittiwake’s artistic staff but with touring companies as well.