Kathleen Bartelt, Part-Time Faculty in Theatre & Dance, Theatre & Dance



Battelle Dance Office

Kathleen Bartelt is an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Theatre and Dance where she has taught Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Modern, Choreography , and Dance History since 1991. She currently teaches Ballet, Tap and Modern. Her choreography credits include numerous productions for the Otterbein University Theatre Faculty Shows, among them, ARES, Goose Pond, Twilight, Searching for Smaug, Light Waltz, Rekindled, Sleepless Nights, By Strauss, Summertime, Pulling Strings-Pulling Me, Pas De Shop, Merci, Rain Dance, Two Dolls, Shall We Dance?, American in Paris, Touche’, Sin-A-Sister, It’s NOT Personal, and Wild (where ideas live and die). Kathleen co-choreographed with Tammy Plaxico ( Otterbein Adjunct Facility) , several Otterbein University Theatre Faculty Shows, among them, Revolve, Evolve, Revolution= Progression, Raven, Chaos, Abundance. Strength, Creativity, and Love. She choreographed Violet for Otterbein’s Summer Theatre under the direction of David Cauldwell. Kathleen performed in the 3rd Street Moving Company and Fort Worth Ballet. She currently owns and directs The Bartelt Dancers, a dance studio in the Upper Arlington Community here in Columbus. Ms Bartelt has a B.F.A. in Ballet from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas, and she continues to study dance in New York City and Los Angeles whenever possible.


  • BFA, Ballet, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas, 1983

Research, Creative, & Professional Work

  • Teaching: Ballet: RAD
  • Teaching: Tap
  • Teaching: Modern: Graham
  • Teaching: Jazz
  • Teaching: Dance History
  • Teaching: Choreography


  • Kirk, John W, Ralph A. Bellas, Christina Kirk. The Art of Directing. New Edition. Xlibris Corporation. 2004.