Miss Whitney grew up dancing in Greencastle, PA. She has been judging regional and national competitions for StarQuest International since 2017. As a teenager, Whitney traveled with Hoctor's Dance Caravan as a Caravan Kid where she trained in ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, and hip-hop - with teachers such as Barry Youngblood and Anthony LoCascio - and assisted teachers and judges. Whitney holds a BA in Dance and English from The George Washington University where she trained under Dana Burgess and Maida Withers, graduating Magna Cum Laude with honors in Dance. Whitney co-directed Balance: The GW Ballet Group, producing and choreographing shows including4The Nutcracker. She also holds a MA in Education and is currently pursuing an MBA from the University of Florida. Whitney holds a New York State teaching certitcation in K-12 dance and teaches atIntermediate School 230 where she founded The Show Stoppers and has directed musicals including Hairspray, The Little Mermaid, Crazy For You, and The Wizard of Oz. She also works as an independent acting coach, preparing New York City students to audition for performing arts high schools and summer programs.