Kaitlyn Potts

Kaitlyn Potts, originally from Fairfax Station, Virginia, began her training in ballet, lyrical, jazz, contemporary, and tap, and later went on to train more intensively in ballet at the Maryland Youth Ballet. She attended summer intensives at the Kirov Academy of Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Texas Ballet Theater, and Kaatsbaan Extreme Ballet, and was named an American Ballet Theatre National Training Scholar for the years 2006-2008. Additionally, she was awarded summer scholarships to Interlochen School of the Arts, The Washington Ballet, Joffrey New York, Nevada Ballet Theater, Joffrey New York, and Houston Ballet, and full year scholarships to Kirov Academy of Ballet, Ballet Austin, and Le Jeune Ballet du Quebec.  In 2005, Kaitlyn won the Junior Grand Prix for the Youth America Grand Prix semi-finals in South Carolina, and was named as part of the top twelve in the New York City finals that same year. She received a special invitation to perform at the XXII International Ballet Festival in Miami in 2007, and won 1st place at the American Ballet Competition in Miami in 2008.  Kaitlyn danced professionally for Texas Ballet Theater from 2008-2011, and joined Utah Regional Ballet under the direction of Jacqueline Colledge as a soloist in 2011, getting promoted to principal dancer in 2013.  Throughout her career thus far, Kaitlyn has enjoyed performing the title roles in many ballets such as the world premiere of Jacqueline Colledge's "Snow White," "Romeo and Juliet,” “Cinderella,” "The Sleeping Beauty," “La Coquette,” the Sugar Plum Fairy in “The Nutcracker,” and Clara in Ben Stevenson's "The Nutcracker."  Kaitlyn has taught and guest performed throughout the United States, has been a teacher and the director of the ballet program at Performing Dance Center in Salt Lake City since 2011, and also currently teaches URB II at Jacqueline’s School of Ballet.  In addition to choreographing for her students throughout the past several years, she has choreographed for Brigham Young University and Utah Regional Ballet.  Kaitlyn is an ABT® Certified Teacher, who has successfully completed the ABT® Teacher Training Intensive in Pre-Primary through Level 3 of the ABT® National Training Curriculum and is a Certified FLX Conditioning Specialist.  She will be graduating from Harvard Extension School this spring with both a bachelor’s degree and graduate certificate in business and nonprofit management.