“The original concept for College Audition Prep Weekend, now in its tenth year, was a partnership with Kaitlin Hopkins for which she provided much of the input for how we could create a successful resource for both college theatre programs and high school students wanting to prepare for auditioning and application to those programs. That original concept, along with some refinements along the way has thrived for a decade now, having helped hundreds of students find the school that is the best fit for them personally. Kaitlin continues to contribute by giving her mental health talks to our students to help them prepare on an entirely different level for the challenges of their college years. I trust Kaitlin's instincts, experience and insights and value her professional perspective and gravitas. Her input has been integral in our continued success.”
"Our scholarship program currently awards $100,000 annually in competitive scholarships for musical theatre students. The success of our program has attracted nationwide attention. Kaitlin Hopkins has been a critical component in the success of our programs. She has coordinated and conducted workshops, secured industry professionals as judges, and, as a consultant, has provided us with invaluable guidance."
“Since 2006, Katlin has provided powerful network connections for my business, specifically in the area of performing arts. She has never hesitated to introduce me to Tony Award-Winning Broadway composers, choreographers, writers and producers when I need musical theatre resources. She graciously introduced me to some of the industry’s most influential casting directors for stage, screen and television when I was looking for mentors for my students. She has a seemingly endless network of personal connections in all areas of the professional performing industry because she is so well known and well respected, and she never hesitates to bring artists together for the common good. I know I can always count on her to support my company with all the resources she has whenever I have a need. She is a true friend and colleague who has played a large role in the success of my company.”
"Kaitlin is our External Examiner here at Sharjah Performing Arts Academy and has proven to be truly valuable both to our students and to us as an organization as we begin our Musical Theatre journey here in the UAE! She has taken great care to invest in our students who are diverse in both experience and skill, giving them the most wonderful insight and support. Her experience and expertise is very important to them and rather than her simply walking a familiar path when engaging with Musical Theatre students in training, she took the time to see them as unique individuals and showed great interest in their stories, seeing the value and opportunity in who they are as representatives of the MENA region. She also brought great feedback and comments to the structure of our programme and we very much look forward to engaging with her as we continue to develop and grow."
"Every so often someone comes along whose passion and expertise combine to change the game. Kaitlin Hopkins is one of these individuals. I met Kaitlin after presenting my “Life from the Top of the Mind” seminar to the theater department at Texas State University. What I thought was simply a seminar on stress and anxiety, Kaitlin saw as the beginning of a movement that would revolutionize the way young artists are taught to deal with life. As a result of her involvement in, and support of my work, I have written three new books and presented at Carnegie Mellon, Otterbein, Elon, Shenandoah, Rider and many other theater departments coast to coast. This has opened up an exciting new niche audience for me, and I owe much of this success to Kaitlin and her vision and advice. I recommend her highly to anyone wanting insight into the world of academia, and guidance with turning their passion into a successful career.”
~ Bill Crawford, Crawford Performance Solutions