Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5417
- M.F.A., Interdisciplinary Arts, Goddard College
- B.A., Dance, Point Park College
Whitney Moncrief, Assistant Professor, earned her M.F.A in Interdisciplinary Arts from Goddard College and a B.A. in Dance from Point Park University as well as a Graduate Laban Certificate in Movement Analysis from Columbia College Chicago.
Originally from Orlando, Florida, Whitney studied under Edith Royal and Lindsay Moncrief. Artistic credits include a professional performance career with Hubbard Street II under the direction of Julie Nakagawa, as well as ODC/San Francisco; performing works by choreographers such as Lou Conte, Robert Battle, Harrison McEldowney, Alex Ketley, Aszure Barton, KT Nelson and Brenda Way; and performing throughout the United States, Germany, South Africa, Switzerland and Luxembourg.
From 2006 to 2008, Whitney served as the Artistic Associate of Hubbard Street II, leading the company both artistically and administratively, acting as rehearsal director, ballet mistress and master class instructor, and teaching in colleges, universities and dance festivals around the world.
Whitney has choreographed works for Point Park University, Western Michigan University, and Ballet Arts Ensemble. She teaches regularly for Point Park University’s International Summer Dance Program, and has had the pleasure of teaching at American College Dance Association conferences. Currently, Whitney is a faculty member for Dance Educators of America’s Teacher’s Training Program. In 2011, Whitney was awarded an Instructional Development Grant by Western Michigan University’s College of Fine Arts to study Gaga in a 2012 Gaga intensive program held in Tel Aviv, Israel.