95 Empire Street
Providence, RI 02903
Saturday Switch Series offers instruction in workshop-based setting from a rotating roster of guest artists.
Cost: $15 per class
Named one of 25 to watch in 2016, Caitlin Trainor is a New York City based dancer, choreographer and educator. She is the founder and artistic director of Trainor Dance, a contemporary dance company, whose recent performances include the World Science Festival, TEDx Columbia University, and Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival. Originally from Scituate, Rhode Island, Trainor fell in love with dance at Skidmore College and went on to earn her MFA in dance from Mills College in Oakland, CA before moving to New York City and performing for the Metropolitan Opera Ballet, Sean Curran, Jody Oberfelder and site-specific choreographer Stephan Koplowitz.
A member of the dance faculty at Barnard College/Columbia University for over a decade, Trainor has taught at American Ballet Theatre, Dance City (Newcastle, England), Montclair State University, and Sarah Lawrence College. Trainor is currently a mentor and a teacher at Rosie’s Theater Kids, a non-profit organization founded by Rosie O’Donnell that provides dance, theater, music, and life skills to young New Yorkers. She has choreographed new work on Columbia Ballet Collaborative (NYC), Nacre Dance Company (Albany, NY), Polaris Dance (Portland, OR), and the students of Northumbria University (Newcastle, England), Providence College (RI), Murray State University (KY) and Kennesaw State University (GA).
In 2013, Caitlin was selected as one of 10 artists from around the globe to be a resident at Dance Omi, and she has recently received support from New York Foundation for the Arts and Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. She was a nominee for the Emily Gregory teaching award at Barnard College, a student selected teaching distinction. Her current work focuses on the questions of immediacy and inevitability in art with particular interest in game based structures and audience engagement. www.trainordance.org
17th: Shawn Hove, Modern Technique (Director, shove gently dance/theater)