movement director, choreographer, teacher and performer

Since 2014, Caitlin has worked primarily in opera, as a movement director, assistant and teacher. She works regularly at Glyndebourne and the Royal Opera House, on productions directed by Richard Jones, Fiona Shaw, David McVicar and alongside movement directors including Mike Ashcroft, Sarah Fahie, Phillippe Giraudeau Lucy Burge.

She has created movement for productions at Glyndebourne, Opera Holland Park, British Youth Opera, Royal Opera House, Peacock Theatre, The Arcola, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Royal Academy of Music.

Caitlin teaches Movement on the vocal faculty at both Guildhall School of Music and Drama and Royal Academy of Music for the under-graduate, post-graduate and Opera Course programmes, and is a visiting movement coach at the Royal Opera House for the Jette Parker Young Artists and ROH Youth Opera, and for British Youth Opera.

Earlier this year, she collaborated with Streetwise Opera working on their residency at the Royal Opera House exploring Barrie Kosky’s production of Carmen, culminating in their sharing of devised music and scenes directed by Freya Wynn-Jones: Carmen: Frailty, Fire and Freedom.

Rehearsing for  Cendrillon  at Glyndebourne Festival 2019 with Sophie Thorpe and Jess Barlow | Photo: James Bellorini

Rehearsing for Cendrillon at Glyndebourne Festival 2019 with Sophie Thorpe and Jess Barlow | Photo: James Bellorini

Caitlin also performs in operas as a dancer and actor in productions throughout the UK. Most recently she has played the role of Rapunzel in Antony McDonald’s new production of Hänsel und Gretel for the Royal Opera House choreographed by Lucy Burge. Other performance credits include Robert Carsen’s Der Rosenkavalier (Royal Opera House), Rusalka directed by Antony McDonald with movement by Lucy Burge (Scottish Opera), Fiona Shaw’s The Rape of Lucretia and Richard Jones’ Der Rosenkavalier (Glyndebourne Festival Opera, BBC Proms at Royal Albert Hall).

Caitlin trained and has worked in theatre and dance since childhood, and grew up practicing ballet, tap and modern dance in Altrincham, Manchester at Cardwell Theatre School. She then moved to London to complete her BA degree at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in Dance Theatre, studying contemporary techniques, classical ballet, choreology, and choreography.

Portraits by Clare Park