Bio

KAITLIN CHIN

Kaitlin is an independent performer as well as the co-owner of the touring aerial show Draiku and the director of the immersive performance company The Night Circus, born out of the You Are So Lucky production company.

Kaitlin Chin has been studying and performing dance since the age of three. She began training at the West Side Performing Arts Academy in Middleton, WI, and later trained with Monona Academy of Dance under JoJean Retrum and briefly danced with the Madison and Monona Ballets in shows such as “Sleeping Beauty”, “The Nutcracker”, and “Winter Fantasy”. She specializes in Ballet, Pointe, Modern, and Modern Ballet. She began working as a professional model at nine, and competed in the International Modeling and Talent Competition in New York City in 2000, winning several awards on an international scale. She has worked with companies such as Redken, Paul Mitchell, BeBe, and numerous small and local businesses.

Kaitlin attended the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point for her BFA in Theatre Performance, as well as a minor in Dance Performance. She has worked in shows ranging from classical Shakespeare to Contemporary Drama to touring Children’s shows, and performed internationally in five different countries, most recently living in Malaysia for four months in 2013 as a resident performer at the Genting Highlands Hotel and Theme Park.

For the past two years, Kaitlin has been touring with her self-produced show “Draiku”, and recently because the director of The Night Circus. She has previously worked with Brooklyn studio Urban Circus NYC, as a part of the educational team and as interim Performance Director, while also directing pieces for the performance collective SILKSANDSAND, using aerial arts and dance to instigate examination of recent crises in the Middle East. In her travels over the past several years she has studied at a number of studios, including Altitude Aerials in Phoenix, Aloft Loft Circus Arts in Chicago, Sky Candy and Blue Lapis Light in Austin, Hollywood Aerial Arts in Los Angeles, The Muse, Brooklyn Zoo, and OM Factory in New York City and Aerial Arts of Rochester, NY, and has flown at a variety of events for clients such as Victoria’s Secret and the Super Bowl XLIX, at Masquerade Balls, large-scale parties, immersive theatre experiences, outdoor festivals, music concerts, and fashion shows.

Kaitlin also specializes in the creation of non-verbal, high-spectacle fantasy characters, such as living statues, mechanical dolls, fairies, and aerial fantasy creatures. She has worked with a variety of performers as a director and as a movement teacher, focusing on creating unique interaction with patrons utilizing a creature-based movement style. Her statues, who have not only perfected the art of stillness, display feats of quiet strength as they create impossible weight sharing tableaus. She also is skilled with airbrush makeup and makeup design. She shares these skills in specialized workshops teaching individuals as well as theatrical companies.

For more information, please contact Kaitlin via Kaitlin.m.chin@gmail.com