Whitney is an actor and singer who grew up in The Villages, Florida. She attended Rollins college and spent 4 years working as an actor in both Aspen, Colorado, and Chicago, Illinois afterward. Whitney completed her studies in 2011, earning an MFA in Acting from Columbia University School of The Arts in New York City, where she studied with some of the world’s leading teaching artists including Kristin Linklater, Andrei Serban, Olympia Dukakis, Larry Singer and Anne Bogart.
While at Columbia Whitney had the opportunity to study the art of teaching acting at Columbia’s sister school Barnard College under Rebecca Guy, who is an acting professor at Julliard. In the years following her graduation, Whitney has worked as an actor in New York City, Chicago, and now she has added Orlando, Florida to her extensive resume.
Whitney has been working as a private monologue, dialect and scene study coach since her graduation from Columbia in 2011. As an actor, Whitney is a Broadway World Award Nominee for Best Actress and has received rave reviews being called “one of Chicago’s finest young actresses” by Colin Douglass of Chicago Theatre Review. Whitney is also an accomplished cabaret performer and has performed her one-woman show Aphrodite Don’t Forget Me: Confessions of a Serial Monogamist in both New York City and The Villages, Florida.
Whitney is a founding company member of Prologue Theatre Company in Chicago where she has served as Literary Manager and currently holds the title of Casting Director. She has spent the last eight years with Prologue producing works from under-represented voices throughout history in Chicago to much acclaim. While continuing to work as a theatre maker and actor around the country, Whitney is also The Artistic Director at The Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center.