Caitlin is a dance artist based in Philadelphia, originally from Huntingdon, PA. In her work, Caitlin aims to activate conversation, self evaluation, and vitality. She tends to concentrate on the body's role in wellness, individuality, and expressions of personal and collective narratives.
To conclude her Master's degree in Dance/Movement Therapy at Drexel, Caitlin conducted qualitative research on the use of dance improvisation for exploring and expressing self and identity. Lots of cultural, social, and psychological curiosities emerged and were written about in a thesis which you can read here.
As a freelance dance artist, Caitlin has choreographed for REGOTHERESHEGO, created & co-created works featured in Philly Fringe Festival 2019, RAW Artist showcase (Baltimore), EMERGE Earthdance multidisciplinary artist residency, the Painted Bride Art Center’s artist residency, Building Bridges, and Bodymeld’s GWYN artist residency. She is the curator and facilitator of a workshop series, “Dancing to Transgress: lessons from bell hooks” that questions traditional educational settings and challenges today’s teachers and community leaders to re-imagine what a successful and inclusive learning environment can look like, and convener of “Our Embodied Impulses” which is a collaborative project for movement artists to be the co-creators of dances, using movement scores that explore the interconnected nature of individual and collective restoration. Check out her resume for more of what she's been up to in performance and choreography.
Caitlin is a teaching artist with Dancing Classrooms Philly (DCP), The Village of Arts and Humanities, and BuildaBridge International.