Caitlin Elledge is the Executive Artistic Director and choreographer for X-Contemporary Dance.
They trained in the Vaganova Method under the direction of Henry Danton (Royal Ballet, Sadlers Wells), and Yvonne Bergeron (New Orleans Ballet).
Performed roles include: “Swanilda" from Coppelia,"Pas de Trois" from Swan Lake, "Aurora" from Sleeping Beauty and "Sugarplum Fairy" from The Nutcracker.
In 2015, Caitlin joined the Professional Training Division at Nashville Ballet, and later earned a competitive spot in the Second Company.
Learned and performed roles during their time at Nashville Ballet include "Peasant Pas" from Giselle, "Pas de Trois" from La Bayadere, "Waltz of the Flowers" and “Snow” from Paul Vasterling's "Nashville's Nutcracker", and “Spring” from The Four Seasons. During their time with Nashville Ballet, Caitlin had the opportunity to learn and train with choreographers such as Chris Stuart (Charlotte Ballet), Paul Vasterling (Nashville Ballet), Victoria Simon (Balanchine Trust), Maniya Barredo, Denise Eason, and Nick Mullikin.
Caitlin joined Blue Moves Modern Dance in 2019, and has choreographed for VUPointe Ballet Company at Vanderbilt University. They are now the Executive Artistic Director of their own 501(c)(3) nonprofit company, X-Contemporary Dance, which has a mission to reform the social stigmas and negativity that run rampant in the dance world, providing a safe space for all dancers, regardless of race, body type, or gender identity.
Caitlin currently teaches ballet at Soles Dance Center and Alabama Youth Ballet in Huntsville, AL, and has trained dancers that have gone on to win High Platinum, 1st Place, and Scholarships at competitions such as NRG Dance Project and Dance Makers. They also provide training for other competitions, like IBC and YAGP.
Caitlin's teaching experience also incudes teaching at Millennium Dance Complex in Nashville, Dance In Bloom, Columbia Dance Center, and DancEast in Nashville.
Caitlin currently trains under the direction of David Herriott (former Principal Dancer at Royal Winnipeg Ballet).