Caitlyn Swett

Independent dance-maker; administrative assistant for Helen Simoneau Danse and program coordinator of On Site/In Sight (Winston-Salem)

Bachelor of Arts in Dance, UNC Charlotte (2013)

Hometown: Black Mountain, NC

At UNC Charlotte, Caitlyn Swett learned that a career in dance can have broad implications and applications. “While I am an active mover, maker, and performer in the communities that I exist, I also strive to live an integrated dance life in which everything I do relates to my career, degree, and creative practice,” she says.

While still a student at UNC Charlotte, Caitlyn co-founded Triptych Collective, an experimental dance/arts group that performed thematic, socially conscious original work for six seasons. Moving to Winston-Salem, she became an administrative assistant for Helen Simoneau Danse and is a co-founder and program coordinator of On Site/In Sight, an annual three-day dance festival that presents work by regional, national, and international artists in nonconventional performance spaces in downtown Winston-Salem. She will perform an original solo work for On Site/In Sight 2017.

Caitlyn still stays connected to the UNC Charlotte Department of Dance. “I adopted some very special mentors, both faculty and students, from the department. These people have shaped the way I view, learn, teach, and create dance.”