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Open Modern
Open Modern
Multiple Dates
Join us for an hour and thirty minute modern class for only $15!

This workshop aims to give dancers a glimpse into the world of professional modern dance. Students will have the opportunity to take class with and learn choreography from guest artist, Caitlin Mahon as her company prepares for an upcoming performance in New York.


Dancers are invited to participate in modern technique and partnering/repertory classes with the company. Mahon will lead the class through an efficient yet rigorous movement experience where students will be given the opportunity to physically try on her movement aesthetic. “Prepare to rebound, fly, invert, slide, suspend, toss, jump, and sustain your body,” Mahon states, “We will locomote our beings efficiently, ferociously, and unapologetically throughout the space.”

Format Dance is committed to facilitating accessible workshops, including our Guest Artist series, in a continued effort to provide holistic and accessible dance training to local communities. Special thank you to YSOD director, Tracy McManus for her continued partnership with Format Dance and for providing the space and resources necessary to make this workshop possible. 

at Rochester Fringe Festival
Rochester, NY
September 23, 2018 @ 10:30am



Caitlin E. Mahon began studying dance in her hometown of Oneonta, New York at Tap Works and the Stanley Wade School of Dance. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from The College at Brockport State University of New York with her Bachelor of Science in Dance and Environmental Policy in 2014. Mahon recently completed her MFA (Master of Fine Arts) in choreography and performance at The College at Brockport.

She has trained under Stacy Holbrook-Stanley (Horton & Modern Jazz), Nailah Randall-Bellinger (Horton), William Evans (Bartenieff and Tap), Mariah Maloney (Brown), Rose Beauchamp (Release), Dr. Karl Rogers (Release), James Hansen (Contemporary), Heather Roffe (Contemporary),Dr. Suzanne Oliver (Cunningham and Alexander), Stevie Oakes (Ballet & Release), Telly Fowler (Street Jazz/Hip hop), and Clyde Morgan (West African and Limón).


She has performed in work under the direction of Telly Fowler (Le Verdad Dance Company) Dr. Zelma Badu Younge (Azaguno), James Hansen (James Hansen Assemblage/Dance), Tammy Carrasco (Wild Beast Dance) and William (Bill) Evans (Bill Evans Dance Company). Mahon has also performed with Ekilibre Dance Company.


Mahon has been a collaborator with Format Dance since its inception in 2015. 


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