Meet the Teachers
Caitlin is starting her 4th year as an instructor at DA this year! She completed two years in the teen assistant program at DA as well as the two-year student teaching program that we offer at our studio. She has danced at the DA for 15 years. She is a graduate of Blackman High School where she had academic excellence in Math, English, and History. She was also a member of Beta, Deca, Best Buddies, Epic, and Rho Kappa. She was a member of the Blackman High Dance Team for 4 years and served as captain her senior year. Caitlin has been trained in styles such as ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, lyrical, contemporary, tumbling, and pointe, and has been a member of our competition team for 10 years. She has won numerous awards as a soloist and with her team such as first place, highest scoring routine, judges’ choice, top 5 overall, and top 10 overall. She has won scholarships to the Dance Directive Master classes in Arkansas and The Dance Awards in Las Vegas. Caitlin has attended many dance conventions and competitions learning from master teachers all over the country to further her dance training and education. These include Dance Makers Inc., Starpower, Southern Association of Dance Masters, Stage One, Revel, Shock the Intensive, Talent on Parade, Rising Star, Excel in Motion, Nexstar, Artists Simply Human, Top 10 Dance Challenge, Nuvo, International Dance Challenge, and more. Caitlin is proud to have been awarded the Center Stage Award at the International Dance Challenge Competition in 2015! She has been asked to perform in and auditioned for special performances such as a promotional music video for Trep Kids and a hip hop performance in the closing show at Revel dance convention. During her time at the DA, our teachers have awarded Caitlin with the Leadership award, Most Improved Lyrical award, Most Improved Hip Hop award, and most recently our top dance award given at recital titled "Dancer of the Year". She is starting her junior year at MTSU where she is majoring in Athletic Training and Accounting. We love having Caitlin as a part of our Dance Academy staff!