Caitlin Sloan, originally from Rochester Hills, MI, began her training at the Rochester School of Dance under the instruction of Cornelia Sampson. As a member of the school’s resident company Michigan Ballet Theatre for six years, she danced principal roles including Clara in the Nutcracker and Princess Florine in Sleeping Beauty. She also studied at summer intensives with American Ballet Theatre, Eisenhower Dance Ensemble (on full scholarship) and Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre. Caitlin attended Grand Valley State University on scholarship, where she was named Outstanding Dance Student of 2009. Her notable roles at GVSU include the soloist in George Balanchine’s La Source, principal in La Viviandère and Pascal Rioult’s ‘If By Chance’. After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Dance from GVSU, Caitlin joined Ballet Tucson under the direction of Mary Beth Cabana as a trainee, rising to the rank of apprentice during her second season. While with Ballet Tucson she danced in works by artists including John Gardner, Amanda McKerrow, Chieko Imada, Mark Schneider and Jeffrey Graham Hughes. She has also performed professionally with Grand Rapids Dance Project. Caitlin joined Missouri Contemporary Ballet in 2011. Notable roles with MCB include Alice in ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’, Stepsister in ‘Cinderella’ and The Bride in ‘The Big Day’. She has performed roles in works by artists including Karen Mareck Grundy, Shannon Lee West, Thang Dao, Autumn Eckman, Penny Saunders, John Mark Owen and Christian Denice. Caitlin retired from the stage in June 2018 after dancing for seven seasons with Missouri Contemporary Ballet.
Beyond the stage, Caitlin has been an instructor at the School of Missouri Contemporary Ballet since its inception in 2011 and was named School Director in 2014. In 2017, she earned her Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management from the University of Missouri. Upon her retirement, Caitlin was named Associate Executive Director of MCB.