Kaitlyn began her ballet training at local studios in Missouri and Kansas. She has attended summer intensives at the Gelsey Kirkland Academy of Classical Ballet, Milwaukee Ballet, and Oklahoma City Ballet. She began her professional career in 2013 as a Trainee with Ballet 5:8 in Chicago where she toured with the main company, performed with the trainee company in outreach settings, and performed lead roles in performances with Ballet 5:8 School of the Arts. She received the merit scholarship for the 2014-15 season, and graduated the program with distinction in 2015. Kaitlyn joined Ballet Hartford as a Trainee in 2015 and continued to dance with the company for four seasons. While dancing with Ballet Hartford, Kaitlyn performed with the company in various main stage performances and festivals in Connecticut, as well as in Pennsylvania, New York, and New Hampshire. She performed works by Artistic Director Elizabeth McMillan and guest choreographers including Caleb Mitchell, Stephen Pier, and Michelle Thompson-Ulerich. She danced corps roles in “Swan Lake” and“Les Sylphides,” which was set by Hilda Morales. She also had the opportunity to work with Artist in Residence, Silas Farley. We welcome Kaitlyn to the Company.