Caity DeanMy name is Caity Dean, and I am currently a junior at Moravian College in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. I am from Hamburg, New Jersey, a small town in Sussex County and graduated from Wallkill Valley Regional High School in 2008. In high school, I was a member of the varsity cheerleading squad and served as the team manager for the men's soccer and track and field teams. I was also involved in National Honors Society, Spanish National Honors Society, kindness & Justice, SADD, and Model U.N.

At Moravian, I am individually designing a major in Performing Arts Outreach. This self-design major takes fundamental components of education, English, and communications and combines them with dance and theatre. In addition to this, I am pursuing certification in English and secondary education. With this major, I was able to present and perform in Moravian College's Sixth Annual Student Scholarship and Creative Arts Day. On campus, I am involved in the dance company, of which I have been a full company member for three years and choreographed for the annual concert for two years. I am also a member of the theatre company where I served as choreographer for the 2011 Student Cabaret and performed in the 2010 Student Cabaret. I have been a resident advisor for the last two years in upper-class housing and am actively involved in my sorority, Alpha Sigma Alpha, where I served as the co-philanthropy chair for the 2010 calendar year and the ritual chair currently. I serve as a 26 Points ambassador where I give campus tours, work in the admissions office, and serve on student panels as necessary.
Off campus, I have worked with numerous local theatre companies. I assisted with the Young Playwright's Lab, an eight-week program that helped middle school students develop and write their own plays, with Touchstone Theater in Bethlehem and volunteered with public relations and advertising with Rainbow Players Theater Company in Allentown. I served as a drama department intern from 2009-2010 with Pennsylvania Youth Theatre and have been serving as the Glee club instructor for the last year teaching choreography to PYT's two Glee clubs and working with a musical Dancedirector. I will be continuing work with PYT this summer, as I will be choreographing "The Lion King" for one of the summer camps. I will also be serving as the arts and crafts teacher and costume and set designer with Kids In The Park and Teens in the Park, a three session theatre program for kids and teens that allows them to assist with set and costume design, learn songs and choreography, and perform a play in a two week period.

I have been dancing for 19 years, 16 of which I have danced competitively. I love this art, and have always wanted to incorporate it into my teaching. I hope to use it in many different ways with students, wither through a dance team or choreographing the school musical. I am trained in ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, modern/contemporary, pointe, hip-hop, and musical theatre dance.