CTC Company / About

CTC DANCE COMPANY ARE RENOWNED FOR THEIR VERSATILITY AND UNIQUENESS THROUGH MOVEMENT. 

CTC was established in 2017 by Founder Christopher Tendai. Since then, the company has thrived in the areas of Contemporary, Theatre and Commercial. Although quite new, CTC have propelled forward on their journey already having a London Transfer (2020) from Edinburgh Fringe (2019) with their show: IDENTITY, to dancing for numerous Events (Google), Music Videos (Zack Knight) and Artists (Marisha Wallace).

The company’s aim, is to use intention of movement to allow their audiences to be taken on a journey of emotion. CTC work closely with the topic of Mental Health and want to not only entertain, but also educate their audiences about this sensitive topic. Demonstrating that Mental Health is something positive and allowing us to know that their is strength In being our authentic selves.

CTC have had the pleasure of collaborating with Universal Music Group and I Am Whole Charity to sponsor seats for young people to watch their Show IDENTITY Off Westend at The Turbine Theatre, focusing on the topic of Mental Health.

Other Company Credits Include: The London Palladium, Creative Voices Mind, Westend Bares, Sarika Gill, The Greatest Dancer (2019), Cadogan Hall, Westend Does, Kulture Projects, O’Kody Arts, Upfront (2018), On Paper

CTC CØMPANY Credits

Christopher Tendai: The Founder

CHOREOGRAPHER | CREATIVE | MOTIVATIONALIST

Christopher Tendai started his training at the prestigious Urdang Academy in 2011 studying Professional Dance and Musical Theatre (BaHons). Christopher graduated in 2014 and since then has worked in both Musical Theatre and Commercial. (Hamilton, Matilda, West Side Story, In The Heights, Fleur East, Rita Ora, Strictly Come Dancing). Now, Christopher is an aspiring Theatre Choreographer, and Movement Director, who’s ready to deliver a unique and original approach for the new era of the Industry. Christophers most recent work was his award winning show: IDENTITY which showcased Off Westend at The Turbine Theatre in March 2020.

As a Motivationalist, Christopher aims to give back, motivate and Inspire the next generation of performers. He currently manages his very successful Course ‘Industry Ready’ with Graduate Success Credits in the Westend, International and Commercial. Christopher also works very closely with his Dance Company: CTC Dance Company.

“If you work hard enough, anything in life is achievable. I started my training in dance when I was 18. I knew there were others that had been dancing since they were 3. I knew it was hard but all I said to myself is ‘I need to get to their level in 3 years’. I spent every day in a studio, going over exercises, stretching and choreography. That passion and determination has made me the person I am today. I am now in the Westend, a new theatre choreographer and have my own Company. My aim in this life is to give back as much knowledge as I can to the next generation through, my new training program (The Training Course – Industry Ready), as well as become a well renowned Choreographer.”

Christopher Tendai on Taking Off The Mask | Identity, Turbine Theatre | Interview

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Arts Council England

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Kira Rey

Lawyer, Actress and Writer

Kira Rey is a lawyer, actress (2019 ICAT graduate) and writer. She is passionate about mental health especially in men and young people and is the author of the blog www.thewidowedmillenial.com.

Kira is a super fan of Identity and the incredible creatives behind it and is honoured to be a part of a company making waves and bringing change.

Theatre Peckham

 CTC Dance Company have been offered a residency at Theatre Peckham for 2020/2021. We are so excited to collaborate with such an inspirational Theatre with an Ethos of giving back to the community and to the next generation of young people.

CTC Official and Training members have been offered teaching work by Theatre Peckham’s school: Young & Talented, providing paid opportunities whilst are still coming out of the current pandemic.

“Theatre Peckham is an award-winning cultural venue for artistic excellence and social change. Through the power of theatre, we illuminate young voices, provide skills and opportunities, and platform excellent creatives who are locally focused with a national and international vision. Here at our South London home, we commit to producing new writing and performance focusing on young, culturally diverse talent.” –  Theatre Peckham

“If you work hard enough, anything in life is achievable. I started my training in dance when I was 18, knowing there were others who had been dancing since they were 3. I knew it would be hard, but all I said to myself was: ‘I need to get to their level in 3 years’. So I spent every day in a studio, going over exercises, stretching and choreography. That passion and determination has made me the person I am today. I am now in the Westend, a new theatre choreographer and have my own Company. My aim in this life is to give back as much knowledge as I can to the next generation through my new training programme (CTC TRAINING PROGRAMME), as well as become a world renowned Choreographer.”

Christopher Tendai