Bio and CV

Caitlin Griffin is best known for her work as a ballet and contemporary dancer and has danced independently and for companies including Les Grands Ballets Canadiens (Gradimir Pankov), MOVE: the company (Joshua Beamish) and Margie Gillis' (Member of the Order of Canada) Legacy Project Company. In 2010 she danced in The Olympic Opening Ceremonies with members of Ballet BC and Alberta Ballet (Jean Grand-Maitre). In 2012 the BC Arts Council awarded Caitlin with a Professional Development grant enabling her dance in Israel for 5 months with the Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company Dance Journey Program (Rami Be’er, Mika Webber). In 2019 Caitlin was selected by the Canadian Wilderness Artist Residency as one of just 10 artists to participate in the creative residency while paddling the Yukon River from Whitehorse to Dawson City.

As an award winning choreographer of ballet and contemporary dance for stage and screen, Caitlin's work with Team Canada West (Danielle Gardner) received 4 gold medals at international competition in Poland. Caitlin's choreography has been presented by The City of Vancouver: Open Air Biennale, 12 Minutes Max, The Dance Centre Open House, Dances for a Small Stage, The City of Coquitlam, The North Vancouver Community Arts Council, The BC Children’s Hospital ‘A Night of Miracles’ and The ROMP! Festival among others.

Caitlin is a guest instructor, often invited to teach across central and western Canada for professional training programs and at conventions for students of all ages. She currently teaches at Harbour Dance Centre where her unique classes use imagery to understand the physics of ballet technique.

Caitlin's work in the community includes her ongoing mentorship by Margie Gillis in Conflict Transformation strategies for personal, societal and global change, hosted annually by Stella Adler Studios in New York City. Caitlin is also the founder of #hdisfordancing, an initiative to raise awareness for the Huntington Disease Community in Canada through dance.

Caitlin is grateful to live and work on the unceded territory of the Coast Salish Peoples, including the territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.