Caryn Heilman

Adams, MA, USA

Caryn Heilman danced for the Paul Taylor Dance Company for ten years before founding her own company, LiquidBody media, movement and dance. With PTDC, she performed on the world’s most prestigious stages and acted as a cultural ambassador for the United States in India, China, Turkey, Hungary and Japan. She is featured in the Emmy-nominated documentary film, Dancemaker. With LiquidBody, performance highlights include Jacob’s Pillow, MA; Dixon Place, NY; amphitheaters in Greece; a spa in Italy; and the Electronic Festival in Warsaw, Poland.

Having received a foundation of choreographic tutelage from Paul Taylor – a master of American Modern Dance — Caryn is diving into more experimental territory, focusing on the fluid systems of the body and choreographic structures that include audience interaction, multimedia, live music and aerial dance. Caryn has received scholarships from the American Dance Festival, Alvin Ailey and is currently on fellowship at the University of California at Irvine completing her MFA in Dance and Technology.

For the past three years, she served on the Professional Advisory Committee of the Dance Notation Bureau. LiquidBody’s second home is in the Northern Berkshires in Adams, MA where Caryn is Artistic Director of Topia Arts Center, a green arts and education center in development.