What's the worst that can happen? They say no.

Kristin Colvin Young '97

Kristin Colvin Young '97

Kristin Colvin Young '97, Production Stage Manager

Double Major: Dance and Sociology

Concentration: Choreography and Performance

Employer: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre

From the start, my path was created by sticking to "What's the worst that can happen? They say no".

I missed the deadline to the Pillow's tech applications, so I called and inquired. I applied for the Parsons gig without any professional touring experience.

Without a clear plan for what I was going to do leaving MHC, I relied on my love of Dance. What I learned on and off stage with the FFDD and the idea that I truly could accomplish great things if given the chance.

Building off the experience I had at MHC working backstage with Jean Baxter I have tackled each job and all it's challenges with confidence. I am in constant awe of my journey, and the experiences I have had. I am a participant in the legacy of Dance in America, and I could not be more proud of where I am, and where I started. 

My 18-year career path in Dance:

  • 1993-1997 MHC double major Dance / Sociology 
  • 1997 - Jacob's Pillow tech intern 
  • 1997 - 2000 Parsons Dance Company Company Manager / ASM / Wardrobe 
  • 2000 - 2004 Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Assistant Stage Manager 
  • 2004 - 2013 Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Stage Manager 
  • 2013 - 2015 Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Production Stage Manager 

About Kristin Colvin Young '97: Young tours nationally and internationally as a production manager for Alvin Ailey Dance Company.