Caroline Shadle: Dancer and Arts Administrator
What Moves You?
“I am moved by watching and feeling others put themselves wholly into their art or craft. Watching a dancer or musician attack or express a movement or piece of music with full-bodied devotion and emotion gives me that feeling in my gut of being physically moved. Watching my friends dance with love moves me too, and joining my peers in the shared experience of moving, dancing, and performing never ceases to bring me overwhelming joy.”
Caroline grew up in Chicago studying ballet intensively at the Ruth Page Center for the Arts, the Joffrey Academy of Dance, and numerous summer intensives. She attended Wesleyan University, from which she recently graduated with majors in American Studies and English. Caroline was an active member of the dance community there, taking ballet class each semester, dabbling in and exploring modern and improvisation, and participating and performing in student and faculty dance department productions. Caroline directed, along with Eury German, Wesleyan’s oldest contemporary dance company, Precision Dance Ensemble, during her senior year. She is now living in Washington, D.C. interning at the Kennedy Center in the dance programming department and looking to finding fellow dancers and good classes to keep moving and creating here!