About the Instructors
Caitlin Privette (Owner and Artistic Director)
Caitlin began dancing at the age of 3, and competitively at the age of 7. She trained at The Dance Attic. While at The Dance Attic, Caitlin trained in many styles of dance including ballet, pointe, jazz, lyrical, and hip hop. During her time at The Dance Attic, Caitlin had the opportunity to perform in the halftime show of the Discover Orange Bowl in Miami, Florida. She has also taken classes in New York City at Broadway Dance Center as well as Alvin Ailey. Caitlin was the Student Dance Director of her high school and had the opportunity to choreograph many dances for the dance department. Caitlin is currently in her Junior year at Meredith College and is studying Dance. At Meredith, Caitlin is the director of the dance team “Fuego” Latin Fusion Dance Team, specializing in genres including Latin, Contemporary, and Hip Hop. Caitlin also had the opportunity to perform as well as choreograph for the spring dance concert “DanceWorks” at Meredith College. Caitlin’s choreography has won many first overall awards as well as Highest Score of the Day awards. Caitlin is excited about the opportunity to lead Toe 2 Toe into the future. Caitlin has lots of great ideas in store for the studio, and looks forward to watching each student grow over the years to come! Caitlin is excited to continue the legacy for Toe 2 Toe, and giving the gift of dance to many generations to come!
Mady Brann (Dance Instructor/Choreographer)
Mady Brann started dancing at the age of three and joined the competition team at Cary Dance Productions at the age of seven. Through her years at Cary Dance Productions she trained extensively in tap, jazz, ballet, lyrical, hip-hop, pointe, contemporary, musical theater, and acrobatics. She also attended Enloe High School, where she had the opportunity to be a part of the most prestigious high school dance program in the state of North Carolina. Modern was her main focus at Enloe, however, she also received an immense amount of education in yoga, pilates, and improvisation. During her high school years between Cary Dance Productions and Enloe, she attended the North Carolina Governors School for Dance, various summer dance intensives, and had the opportunity to perform in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade as well as in two shows for the hip-hop/contemporary company, BLACK IRISH. Upon her graduation from high school, Mady began teaching at Renner Dance in Chapel Hill, NC. Her students have received awards at the highest level of recognition at multiple competitions/conventions such as Outstanding Dancer at NYCDA, Core Performer at Radix, as well as being scholarship winners at Jump, Nuvo, and 24/7. They have also won titles at many competitions such as Starpower and Showbiz, have been invited to attend Dancerpalooza to perform as a part of the Beat Squad, and one was most recently crowned Miss Junior World Dance 2018 and was one of the the top 7 Junior Outstanding Dancers at NYCDA nationals. Her students are more often than not placing high in the overalls and receive various awards for their technique and choreography. In her time not spent teaching both recreational and competitive students, Mady trains in ballroom, works with “Fancy Feet”, a dance opportunity in select preschools in the triangle area, and travels on tour with Starpower. She is very excited to beginning her journey at Toe 2 Toe and can’t wait to share everything she knows with all our students.
Megan Pate Barrett (Tumbling Instructor)
Megan’s parents have always told her that she has been in motion since birth. Her mom thought dance would be a great outlet for her energy. At the age of three, Megan started her short career in dance. It did not take long for her to realize dance was not enough motion. After a year of dance, Megan’s mom decided gymnastics might be a better fit. She learn the joys of gymnastics. She started one day a week at the age of five. Very soon it became evident that Megan had found her passion. She begged her mom to go everyday! When she was there she never wanted to leave. Pretty soon she was turning flips all over the house and entertaining her family with stunts. Megan continued in gymnastics through elementary and middle school years. She competed in parallel bars, uneven bars, floor exercise and vault. By this time, Megan had mastered her front flip, back flip, and decided to try out for cheerleading. She cheered for Elm City Middle School for two years. Megan enjoyed cheerleading and wanted to improve her skills, which lead her to join EC Cats competition team her Junior year in High School. They traveled all over North Carolina and Georgia. These were two very exciting and challenging years in my tumbling career. Megan states, “My time at Toe 2 Toe has been a dream come true for me. I have enjoyed the opportunity to work with kids and watch them grow. My dream is to make a positive impact.”