Caitlin Trainor is the artistic director of Trainor Dance and a lecturer at Barnard College/Columbia University. Originally from Rhode Island, Trainor has taught, choreographed, and performed on both sides of the Atlantic. She enjoys using dance as a playground for ideas, particularly in collaboration with other artists and thinkers. Her latest partnership with computer scientist Apoorv Agarwal, Artificial IntelliDance, uses dance to explain a relatively new machine learning paradigm. Trainor’s performance career includes appearances at Lincoln Center, onstage with the Metropolitan Opera Ballet and on the walls of the building itself with site-specific choreographer Stephan Koplowitz. She has danced with and acted as rehearsal director for Seán Curran Company, and performed in numerous productions ranging from experimental downtown work to a recent appearance in a music video forDiehard. She has created new work on dancers from Nacre Dance Company, Murray State University, Providence College, and Northumbria University (Newcastle Upon Tyne, England).
An alumna of Skidmore College (B.S.) and Mills College (M.F.A.), Trainor is the grateful recipient of an education grant from New York Foundation of the Arts(NYFA) and appreciates ongoing production support from Barnard College/Columbia University.