Kaitlin McCarthy is a dance artist and journalist based in Seattle, WA. Over the last decade she has written for City Arts Magazine, Dance International Magazine, PublicDisplay.Art, Seattle Magazine, and SeattleDances.com, where she has been the Editorial Director since 2016. During her leadership she grew SeattleDances from a volunteer site to one that paid its writers and staff, and realigned the organization’s mission to focus on local and independent dance that is often passed over by mainstream press. She also spearheaded the DanceCrush Awards, an annual platform for recognizing the accomplishments of dance artists in Seattle that ran 2016-2020. In 2022 she was awarded a fellowship at the Eugene O’Neill Center for Theater, where she studied criticism writing with faculty from the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, The Washington Post, and many others. Kaitlin’s understanding of dance comes from a lifelong dedication to the field, including a degree in dance from Mount Holyoke College and a 15 year professional performance and choreographic career. More at kaitlinmccarthy.com.
Written by Kaitlin McCarthy Saint Genet dancers in Paradisiacal Rites Photo by Dan Hawkins An entire wheat field, constructed stalk by stalk. A throne enveloped… Read More »The Excess of Saint Genet: Exquisite and Horrifying
Written by Kaitlin McCarthy Marissa Quimby and Philip Borunda in Co-LAB 5 Photo by Bret Doss Photography Celebrating five years as a company, Coriolis Dance opened… Read More »Coriolis Pushes the Envelope with Virtuosity and Artistry
Written by Kaitlin McCarthy Chris McCallister’s SlickPhoto by Tim Summers The Bridge Project 2013 kicked off Friday, February 1, to sold out crowds. Commissioned by… Read More »Artists Emerge with Clarity at The Bridge Project 2013
Written by Kaitlin McCarthy Marlo Martin in Without Context or Provocation Photo by Tim Summers This past Sunday, December 2, 2012, 12 Minutes Max, On the… Read More »12 Minutes Max Returns to Washington Hall