Caitlin was born and raised in the Napa Valley. She began dancing at the age of 4 starting in a tiny tots class at Academy of Danse and hasn’t stopped dancing since. Over the years, Caitlin has studied tap, jazz, ballet, pointe, modern, contemporary, and hip-hop.

When Caitlin was a freshman in high school she was invited to try out for the Academy of Danse competition team and competed with them for four years. While on the team, Caitlin had the opportunity to dance and take class at Disneyland for Magic Music days twice. She also attended multiple dance conventions including The Pulse on tour and Monsters of Contemporary. In addition to being on the competition team she was an assistant teacher for five years here at the studio.

After graduating high school Caitlin attended Napa Valley College where along with continuing her education she was a member of the dance department. She then attended Butte College while living in Chico, California for two years. While living there she found a love for dance fitness classes. It was because of these classes that over the past year she decided to get certified in Zumba fitness. From there she got her certification to teach Zumba Kids and Zumba Kids Jr as well.

Caitlin has always had a passion for working with children. Starting at a young age she began volunteering at West Park elementary school, where she continues to volunteer now. She has also worked at children’s summer camps and is a full time nanny.

Caitlin has enjoyed being back at Academy of Danse for the past three years and can’t wait to continue sharing her love of dance to more students this year!