Whitney Moncrief

Whitney Moncrief
Assistant Professor
Office: (269) 387-5826
Location
3119 Dalton Center, Mail Stop 5417
Mailing address
Department of Dance
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5417
Education
M.F.A., Interdisciplinary Arts, Goddard College
B.A., Dance, Point Park College
Bio

Whitney Moncrief, assistant professor of dance at Western Michigan University, earned her M.F.A. in interdisciplinary arts from Goddard College and her B.A. in dance from Point Park College. Originally from Orlando, Fla., Moncrief studied under the direction of instructors such as Edith Royal, Bruce Steivel and Lindsay Moncrief. Artistic credits include dancing with Hubbard Street II under the direction of Julie Nakagawa, as well as ODC/San Francisco. Moncrief has danced works by renowned choreographers such as Lou Conte, Robert Battle, Harrison McEldowny, Alex Ketley, Aszure Barton KT Nelson and Brenda Way. She has performed throughout the United States, Germany, South Africa, Switzerland and Luxembourg. Moncrief has choreographed works for Point Park University, Western Michigan University and Ballet Arts Ensemble and teaches regularly for Point Park University’s International Summer Dance Program. From 2006 to 2008 she served as the artistic associate of Hubbard Street II, leading the company both artistically and administratively. During this time Moncrief acted as rehearsal director, ballet mistress and master class instructor and taught in colleges, universities and dance festivals around the world. Most recently Moncrief was awarded an Instructional Development Grant by Western Michigan University’s College of Fine Arts to study the Gaga Movement Language in Tel Aviv, Israel under the direction of Ohad Naharin.