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Caitlin Ort is a NYC based director/choreographer dedicated to theater activism; particularly uplifting stories through a feminist lens. She is in the process of pursuing her certification in intimacy direction with IDC and looks forward to further understand how she can make creative spaces truly safe for all to explore, collaborate, and take risks. 

She most recently served as the Associate Choreographer for the China premier of Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812. She is working in collaboration with Director/Choreographer Chloe Treat and Music Supervisor Or Matias. Performances are currently running at the New Bund 31 Performing Arts Center in Shanghai until March 3rd, 2024.


Ort was the recipient of the 'Outstanding Achievement in Choreography' award from the Metro Awards for her work on Dirty Rotten Scoundrels at NVOT Regional in 2023. Her work as a director/choreographer has also been featured at Theater 4615, Theater at Monmouth, NYC Fringe Festival, and Scranton Shakespeare Festival.

She specializes in ensemble building through Bioenergetics, Rasaboxes, The View Points, and Laban movement techniques. While studying at Ithaca College she was the artistic director of Rock Hard Dance Company; an experimental movement company that allowed choreographers to further develop their artistic voice and process. 



In October of 2018, Caitlin Ort was proud to present her new play, THE YELLOW WALLPAPER, as part of the New York International Fringe Festival - FringeNYC. This play is an adaptation of the short story written by Charlotte Perkins Gilman. Haunting and provocative, THE YELLOW WALLPAPER combines the classic text with contemporary dance to examine toxic masculinity and issues surrounding women's mental health.

It tells the story of a woman named Jane, who is suffering from postpartum depression, and her husband John, a physician who prescribes her "The Rest Cure". During her eight weeks of solitary confinement, Jane begins to experience hallucinations that there is a woman trapped behind the wallpaper. 


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