Brent Whitney currently resides in his two favorite places in the world, New York City and Traverse City, Michigan. He is the Co-Founder and director of the Traverse City Dance Project, a not-for-profit company that brings professional dance to Northern Michigan communities. Brent recently wrapped up a 20 year career as a professional dancer with some of the top ballet companies, contemporary companies, and opera companies in the country. He is also a freelance choreographer for dance and theater. In addition to his career in the arts, Brent is also an entrepreneur in the wellness/massage industry. His massage practice specializes in injury rehabilitation and prevention for dancers and everyday people. His clients include New York City Ballet, Ballet Hispanico, Martha Graham Dance Company, Phantom of the Opera, among others.
“I was lucky to discover my passion at the age of 9 and turn it into a career and life that has brought me an incredible amount of happiness and gratitude.”
Here is Brents story from the May 2022 event in Traverse City, Michigan