ABOUT THE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Named by Dance Magazine as "One of 25 to Watch in 2016,” Caitlin Trainor is a dancer,
choreographer, entrepreneur and the artistic director of Trainor Dance. Driven by music
and imagination, Trainor creates and performs highly physical, intensely human dances.
She has made dance for site, game-based audience interactive work, and extravagant group
dances for the concert stage. She performs solo and in duets, and choreographs on her company,
as well as for schools and companies including Columbia Ballet Collaborative, Nacre Dance
Company, Polaris Dance, Northumbria University, Providence College, Murray State University,
Kennesaw State University and Rosie’s Theater Kids.
Trainor has been featured on the dance podcasts Conversations on Dance, Pod a Duex, and
Movers & Shapers, where she discussed her online dance class startup Dancio, dance as a
spiritual practice, and the advantages of a freerange childhood.
Originally from Rhode Island, Trainor fell in love with dance during her college years at
Skidmore. She received her MFA in dance from Mills College in Oakland, CA before moving to
New York City and performing for the Metropolitan Opera Ballet, Seán Curran, and site-specific
choreographer Stephan Koplowitz. She is a member of the dance faculty at Barnard College
Columbia University, and has taught at American Ballet Theatre, Montclair State University,
Sarah Lawrence College, The Master’s School and many more.