Director + Choreographer
Otis Smith Legacy Dance Award 2022
BILLY ELLIOT Broadway/National Tours
Resident Tap Coach
Allie Award Best Direction-- CAMELOT
Allie Award Best Choreography-- OKLAHOMA
Ostrander Award Best Choreography-- NEWSIES (associate)
Allie Award Best Choreography-- NEWSIES
BroadwayWorld Best Choreography-- NEWSIES
Allie Award Best Direction- JUNIE B JONES: THE MUSICAL
Allie Award Best Choreography- BYE BYE BIRDIE
Allie Award Best Direction Nominee-
Ostrander Award Best Choreography Nominee- HEAD OVER HEELS
Ostrander Award Best Choreography Nominee- MADAGASCAR
Ostrander Award Best Choreography Nominee- MAMMA MIA
Allie Award Best Direction Nominee- DISNEY’S THE LION KING JR
Ostrander Award Best Choreography Nominee- SHOCKHEADED PETER
Ostrander Award Best Choreography Nominee- LA CAGE AUX FOLLES
Born in Memphis, Whitney lived in New York for thirteen years where she was the resident tap-coach for the Broadway show Billy Elliot and two of its national tours. She has worked across the country (Bally’s Casino in Las Vegas) and across the ocean (three “Pick of the Fringe” Award-winning trips to the International Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland). Whitney was the world-premiere choreographer of Changing Minds for Theatrical Rights Worldwide in NYC. She choreographed The Irish and How They Got That Way at New York City’s Snug Harbor Theatre and Queens Theatre in the Park.
A favorite director/choreographer credit is crafting four new musical productions aboard the post-Katrina restoration of the American Queen, the largest luxury paddle boat in the world. Whitney also directed and choreographed the live concert Steve Kinworthy’s Lovin’ Every Minute, filmed in Branson, MO. Music video director credits include “Still Beating,” "Play Me Again," and “Side of Everything” for songwriter Amy Barkley. Regional director/choreographer credits include Camelot (Allie Award for Best Direction); Disney’s Newsies (Ostrander Award for Best Choreography [Associate], Allie Award for Best Choreography, BroadwayWorld Regional Award for Best Choreography); Oklahoma! (Allie Award for Best Choreography); Madagascar: A Musical Adventure (Ostrander nomination for Best Choreography); Head Over Heels (Ostrander nomination for Best Choreography); Junie B Jones: The Musical; Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (HSMA nominations for Best Direction and Best Choreography); The Taming; Beauty and the Beast; Hello, Dolly!; Hairspray; Broadway on Beale; Aladdin Jr; and Disney’s The Lion King Jr.
Proud Member of SDC, SAG-AFTRA and AEA Unions.