Caitlyn Mendicino

Corps de Ballet

Social Media
Instagram: @lilmendo (personal)
@ballerinabees (business)


Pittsburgh, PA

Private training with Nicholas Petrov
Ballet Academy of Pittsburgh
University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) High School Program
Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre Graduate Program

Joined PBT as an Apprentice in 2018
Promoted to Corps de Ballet in 2020
Other Professional Companies
Charlotte Ballet

  • Alice in Wonderland (Derek Deane)
  • Beauty and the Beast (Lew Christensen)
  • Diamonds (George Balanchine ©The George Balanchine Trust)
  • Divertimento No 15 (George Balanchine ©The George Balanchine Trust)
  • Duende (Nacho Duato)
  • Dracula (Michael Pink)
  • The Four Temperaments (George Balanchine ©The George Balanchine Trust)
  • Giselle (Jean Coralli and Jules Perrot)
  • The Great Gatsby (Jorden Morris)
  • The Nutcracker (Terrence S. Orr)
  • Rubies (George Balanchine ©The George Balanchine Trust)
  • Swan Lake (Susan Jaffe)
  • Western Symphony (George Balanchine ©The George Balanchine Trust)
  • Theme and Variations (George Balanchine ©The George Balanchine Trust)

  • Instructor for PBT Dance & Wellness classes 
  • Bee farmer – “Ballerina Bees”

  • Married to Brian Dunning
  • Pets – Raven (dog) and Woodhouse (cat)


What was the first ballet you ever performed onstage?

I was a “soldier” in Terrence S. Orr’s The Nutcracker at PBT at age seven.

What was a defining moment in your career?

It was during our first performance back on the Benedum Center stage after Covid. As we were performing the finale of Diamonds, I was literally crying because of how happy I was to be performing again. It reaffirmed my love and passion for the art form.

If I weren’t a ballet dancer, I would be…

If I never went into dance I would’ve loved to be a veterinarian, but currently, I am going to school for business/accounting.