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My Why

Social justice and conversations about humanity are an embedded part of my being and a central part of the process and presentation of much of my work. Art/Performance by its nature is a form of protest; inherently an act of defiance towards universal oppression/repression. Given our country’s current political climate and heightened tensions, I strive to create bold work that inspires the revolutionary energy of healing, growth, and change. 


Using the art of storytelling through dance-based performances, my mission is to evoke conversations that tackle difficult social topics. Through the exploration of modern dance, character development, and social psychology, I am committed to making art that is reflective of the contemporary human experience and takes steps towards community healing. For me, artistic gatherings are a reason to unite unlikely communities, provoking empathy, patience, and hope. 


My choreographic and performance work is rooted in modern and contemporary dance styles, and is heavily influenced by my more recent experience creating choreography for musical theater.  My vision is to utilize the influence of the theatrical format in my work, using storyboards, extensive background research, and Method Acting exercises to compel particular emotions and authentic performances.

Kaylin Horgan


Kaylin Horgan is a Pittsburgh native. She graduated from both Pittsburgh CAPA and Point Park University. At age 14, she became the youngest founding member of the Pillow Project (Pearlann Porter). She was also a founding member of the August Wilson Center Dance Ensemble and was a dancer for Wylliams Henry Contemporary in Kansas City, MO for 5 seasons. 


She is a currently proud member of AntonioBrownDance, and has been dancing beside five- time Grammy Award winner, Esperanza Spalding since June of 2022. 


Her choreography has been seen at The DUMBO Dance Festival, The Space Upstairs, Deeply Rooted Dance Theater, The Junior Theater Festival (Moana Jr. pilot) The Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Wylliams Henry Contemporary Dance Company, Point Park University’s Summer Dance, Hamilton, Bermuda and The Hague, Netherlands.


In April of 2021, Kaylin premiered her first full length musical, Milton, at the New Hazlett Theater in Pittsburgh, which one Best Virtual Production of 2021 by Pittsburgh's City Paper. She is currently teaching dance at Pittsburgh CAPA 6-12, where she loves guiding young artists with the same dream she had at that age.

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