Congratulations to O'Connell senior Caitlin Rogers, who was recently offered spots in two prestigious ballet company summer programs. She was invited to train in the "Supérieur Pro" cohort at the Paris Opera Ballet School summer intensive program, and was also accepted into the San Francisco Ballet's professional development program. These opportunities are a dream come true for Caitlin, who has been training for a professional career in ballet.
Caitlin is not new to the international ballet world, having lived and trained at the Royal Ballet School in London for more than two years. She has previously participated in and received full scholarships for intensive summer programs with the Paris Opera and San Francisco Ballet, as well as with Fabrice Herrault in New York City. Caitlin has performed at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden in London, and at the Kennedy Center and the Warner Theatre in Washington, D.C. She currently trains under Jacqueline Akhmedova at a studio in Silver Springs, Md., making this commute across the river every afternoon.
When she's not dancing, Caitlin has a keen interest in the sciences, and also enjoys singing and playing the guitar and piano. Locally she has performed in The Nutcracker on stage with the Washington Ballet Company, as well as for residents at local retirement communities.