Kaitlyn Nguyen, from Diamond Bar, California, started dancing at age 7 under Janaina Watkins at Fine Arts Academy of Dance. She trained at The Ailey School and went on to receive a BFA in Dance and minor in Management at UC Irvine. During her time at UCI, she had the privilege to dance in Donald McKayle’s Etude Ensemble, performing new works and repertory. She has danced with NYC-area companies including Nimbus Dance Works, iKada Contemporary Dance, and Armitage Gone! Dance, and Southern Californian companies such as Re:borN Dance Interactive and Nouveau Chamber Ballet. Kaitlyn became a mother to Lucile in 2018 and is grateful to be a full-time mom while contributing to Spectrum Dance Theater’s important work. This is her 2nd season with the company.