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 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 as an apprentice in 2011 and is excited to be returning for her sixth season as a company member.