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Dancing since the young age of three, Caitlin’s love for dance shines every time she steps up on stage. With her mom as one of her dance teachers, and her sister as one of her dance inspirations, Caitlin’s love for dance grew immensely over her competition years. Having the opportunity to learn and train from well-respected choreographers has inspired Caitlin in ways she hopes to inspire others. 

 

Throughout her journey, Caitlin has developed a deep love creating choreography and aspires to continue. Pre-COVID, Caitlin trained in Vancouver at the Harbour Dance Centre and strived to audition for an agency in April of 2020. Unfortunately, COVID took this opportunity away from her and she returned home to Prince George. Caitlin is now in her first year of the Northern Collaborative Baccalaureate Nursing Program at CNC with plans to master in Aesthetic Dermatology. Until then, Caitlin shares her craft  teaching and choreographing at her local dance studio and hopes to one day expand her opportunities as a choreographer.

 

Being awarded the Overall Dance Excellence Award was a goal Caitlin pursued following her sister's 2016 win. Caitlin can’t thank her dance teachers and everyone involved in the Prince George Dance Festival enough for this award. Growing up on the PGDF stage and sharing it with many other passionate individuals has allowed her to grow as a dancer and artist in this small but thriving city. Caitlin wishes everyone good luck during this strange year and encourages everyone to take risks as artists. It is within these risks that you will experience growth.

 

Thanks again!

Previous Winners

2018    Makenna Thiffault

2017    Shayla Dyble

2016    Abigael McCormick

2015    Kennedy Heitman

2014    Amber Downie-Back

2013    Tristan Ghostkeeper

2012    Tristan Ghostkeeper

2011    Margaret Keery

2010    Mathew Cluff

2009    Olivia Herman

2008    Izaak Smith

2007    Izaak Smith

2006    Kaitlin Mathis

2005    Merdith Page    

2004    Cai Glover

2003    Shawna Jacobs

2002    Shawna Jacobs

2001    Megan Thwaites

2000    Megan Thwaites

1999    Eira Glover

1998    Eira Glover