Teaching Artist/Choreographer/Competition Company Director
Kaitlin (Setzke) Bell is a native of Wisconsin, where she received her training from Lake Shore Dance, North Shore Dance Studio and Danceworks Milwaukee. In 2014, Kaitlin received her BFA in Dance from University of Minnesota Twin Cities under the artistic guidance and expertise of Ananya Chatterjea, Toni Pierce Sands, Linda Talcott Lee, Carl Flink, and Joanie Smith. In her final semester, she had the privilege of performing in the TU Dance 10th Anniversary concert and has been a company member since then. Kaitlin has re-staged TU Dance repertory for both local and international performers. Kaitlin is a teaching artist at The School at TU Dance Center where she teaches modern technique classes and TU Dance's company repertory to pre-professional students. Kaitlin has performed works by Uri Sands, Donald Byrd, Bill T Jones, Larry Keigwin, Dwight Rhoden, Katrin Hall, Gregory Dolbashian, Gioconda Barbuto, Kyle Abraham, Francesca Harper, Ronald K Brown, Stefanie Batten Bland, Marcus Willis, and Alvin Ailey. She most recently performed in TU Dance's collaboration with indie folk artist Justin Vernon of Bon Iver entitled “Come Through” at the Hollywood Bowl and the Kennedy Center.