Caitlin Abraham hosted WKU's Dance Program Gotta Dance Friday on February 16, 2018. Her 90-minute Theatre Jazz class was followed by a Q&A session. Abraham is a Broadway actor, singer, dancer and a former Soloist at Carolina Ballet. She was raised in Detroit and graduated from Interlochen Arts Academy. Caitlin studied Fosse-style jazz with the tremendous late Tony Stevens as well as her mentor, Dana Moore. She works with vocal coach Marianne Wells and acting coach Veanne Cox.
Caitlin is an original cast member of the hit Broadway musical An American in Paris and has been with the company since their debut at the Theatre du Chatelet in Paris. Her Broadway debut was with the original cast of La Cage aux Folles (2010 revival, starring Kelsey Grammer and Tony-winner Douglas Hodge). Next, Caitlin joined the national tour of Chicago the Musical. Since returning to New York, she has enjoyed working with the Verdon/Fosse Estate to reconstruct Bob Fosse’s original work and to film each piece for their archives. Caitlin has performing in two Tony Award Broadcasts as well as to benefit charities including Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, Dancers Responding to AIDS and Amnesty International.
Before Broadway was Caitlin’s ballet career; she achieved the rank of Soloist at Carolina Ballet. Lynne Taylor-Corbett (Guest Resident Choreographer) featured Caitlin in a number of premiere works, some of which were filmed for television. Caitlin has also performed principal roles in masterworks including George Balanchine’s The Four Temperaments (Choleric), Jerome Robbins’s Fancy Free (Girl with a Purse), Jose Limon’s Moor’s Pavanne (Iago’s Wife), and Lynne Taylor-Corbett’s Great Galloping Gottschalk.
Biography courtesy of Caitlin's personal site: http://www.caitlinabraham.com/Caitlin_Abraham/Welcome.html