Phone: (512) 533-6175
Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of Texas at Austin Master of Education (Educational Leadership), Concordia University Texas
Mr. K.J. Bartosh
K.J. Bartosh is the Managing Director of the Performing Arts Center at Lake Travis I.S.D. Mr. Bartosh also serves as the Department Chair for the Lake Travis High School Department of Fine Arts, and leads the Technical Theatre program, teaching all upper-level courses.
Mr. Bartosh directs all operational activities of the Performing Arts Center, which sees around 150 audience events each year in its three theaters. In his role of providing leadership in the PAC, he is the Production Manager for all major productions, advises student designers, is responsible for the safe and efficient operation of all theaters, and is in charge of the planning, logistics, and booking of events. As Department Chair for the LTHS Fine Arts Department, Mr. Bartosh provides support and coordination among the Band, Choir, Dance, Orchestra, Technical Theatre, Theatre, and Visual Arts programs.
A native of Austin, Mr. Bartosh graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Fine Arts, which included his teaching certification and advanced coursework in automated lighting design. He earned his Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Concordia University Texas. Prior to coming to Lake Travis, Mr. Bartosh worked in Eanes ISD as Assistant Director of Fine Arts Facilities. Before beginning his career in education, Mr. Bartosh worked as a lighting and sound designer & technician, and continues to light shows professionally. Mr. Bartosh is an active member of the United States Institute of Theatre Technology (USITT), where he serves as a Chapter Sponsor and is involved in the development of the BACKstage examination for high school students. He is also active with the Entertainment Services and Technology Association (ESTA), and has been a voting member in the Technical Standards Program. The TSP designs and reviews both procedural and mechanical standards for the entertainment industry.
Since coming to Lake Travis, Mr. Bartosh has been responsible for quadrupling the size of the Technical Theatre Department. In 2014, Mr. Bartosh assisted his students in affiliating their organization as a Student Chapter of the United States Institute for Theatre Technology, joining the ranks of predominantly college chapters with this internationally-recognized organization for entertainment professionals. LTPAC crews, technicians and designers have been recognized numerous times for excellence by the University Interscholastic League, the International Thespian Society, and by the ESTA Foundation.