Kaitlyn Fabian, a Youngstown, Ohio native, graduated from Youngstown State University summa cum laude in 2012 with a B.A. in Dance Management. She was the first student to graduate YSU with this specialized degree and is a recipient of the Kocinski Award, given to an outstanding senior in the dance program. Her studies at YSU, under the direction of Christine Cobb, have provided a solid foundation in dance technique and pedagogy. Since graduating, Kaitlyn has been an active teaching artist in the Youngstown area, teaching a variety of children, teen, and adult level dance and fitness classes in both private studio and public educational settings. She has been on the teaching staff at Ruth’s Dance & Fitness Co. since 2008, where she served as the Assistant Artistic Director from 2012-2017. Kaitlyn has also taught ballet, jazz, and modern dance to students in grades 6-12 in the Visual & Performing Arts program at Chaney High School from 2011-2017. As a dance enrichment educator, Kaitlyn had the opportunity to develop her skills in curriculum design, student assessment, and implementation of the Ohio Dance Standards. This is Kaitlyn’s first season with The Dancing Wheels Company.