Paige Caldarella

Paige Caldarella (Chicago, IL) (MFA University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign) received her B.F.A. from the Juilliard School and immediately went on to dance with Merce Cunningham Company from 2000 to 2004. Caldarella is an emerging contemporary ballet choreographer whose work explores the relationship between contemporary ballet and the array of techniques with which it intersects. She is a recipient of the Chicago Dancemakers Forum grant and was a 2012 invited choreographer for the Cincinnati Ballet’s New Works Series. In 2015, Caldarella received the Teaching Excellence award at Columbia College Chicago, where she is an Associate Professor in Dance.