BFA Class of 2020
Originally from Plano, Texas, Kaylin Sturtevant grew up training extensively in ballet, contemporary, and jazz at Dance Industry Performing Arts Center under Christy Wolverton-Ryzman. She also attended Booker T.Washington High School for the Performing and VisualArts in Dallas, where she was introduced to various forms of modern dance as well as repertory from choreographers like Aszure Barton and Jodie Gates. Through the National Young Arts Foundation, Kaylin was named a U.S. Presidential Scholar of the Arts for modern dance, leading to the opportunity to perform at the Kennedy Center. This incredible experience had her working with and performing alongside musicians, visual artists, and actors that further ignited her love for collaboration within the arts, which she continues to explore in college. During her years at USC Kaufman, Kaylin values her time spent exploring movement possibilities and getting coached by William Forsythe on some of his master works, among other remarkable faculty and guest artists. Kaylin dreams of joining a professional contemporary and/or contemporary ballet company where she can continue to grow as a performer, work with a range of choreographers, and enliven her passion for traveling while sharing her craft with audiences around the world. In the future, she hopes to take these experiences and use what she has learned to give back to her beloved art form as a rehearsal director, collaborator, stager of choreography, and educator.
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