A little about Caitlin as a singer and a dancer…
For Caitlin, singing has been a lifelong passion. Raised by parents with superb music taste, and having spent many years amongst the Jazz community in both New York and Toronto as a dancer, she decided it was her turn to start making music. She got her start with Capital Dance Productions in several musical numbers and quickly moved on to pursue her passions by expanding her abilities as a soloist by enlisting the talented Elizabeth Davidson as her instructor. Her warm and powerful voice made Jazz and Blues a comfortable fit and she has successfully built relationships with several Jazz bands around Toronto – including Combo Royale, Up Jumped Swing, and the New Orleans Connections All-Stars – that she sits in with frequently.
Caitlin, along with several prominent Toronto Jazz musicians, is working on putting together a new band so stay tuned for more information!
As a dancer:
She teaches her students more than just a bunch of cool moves (but they get that too)! Her focus on solid lead/follow technique – based on momentum, connection, and rhythm – helps her students enjoy the dance on a deeper level and become more connected to the music and their partner. Her teaching is clear and articulate, and full of fun and creative ways of improving your dancing.
She was a founding member of the multi-award winning performance troupe Minnie’s Moochers, from Ithaca, NY, who recently performed at the Frankie95 Celebration in NYC. She has been in demand as a teacher across the US, Canada, Europe, Australia and Asia for many years. With her Toronto partner Chachi, she was the Director & Choreographer for Capital Dance Productions, a performance troupe that specializes in 20th century North American partner and solo dances. She has also been the Artistic Director & Choreographer of The Flappettes, a sassy all female 1920′s Jazz & Charleston troupe.
Caitlin has also made several Television and Print appearances such as: Instant Star, Much Music Video Awards ’06 with Fall Out Boy, Toronto 1 “Toronto Dances” program, and the cover of Dance Spirit Magazine.
Photos courtesy of: Kevin Sue Chue Lam