Contemporary I, Contemporary II/III
Whitney Cover is a movement-based collaborative artist, educator, and scholar. Performance opportunities as a dancer and co-creator have taken her to the U.K. and Europe, the Middle East, and throughout U.S. performing a wide range of dance works. While earning her Ed.M., Arts in Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education in 2015, Whitney explored the boundaries around sites for dance/performance as well as fostering audience dialogue. Additionally, Ms. Cover earned her M.A., Dance Performance from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance (London, UK) and B.A. in Dance from the University of California, Irvine.
As an artist-educator, Whitney is a Teaching Fellow for the Harvard Dance Center/Theater, Dance, & Media and Instructor in Contemporary Dance for the Office for the Arts at Harvard Dance Program/Harvard Dance Center. She serves as adjunct faculty in the School of Visual and Performing Arts at Endicott College and has been working with the general public in somatic-based education through Pilates for over a decade.
Ever interested in evolving her practice, Ms. Cover recently completed a project involving the co-creation of a 3-dimensional sound sculpture exploring physical empathy and sensory augmentation through Kinect-based interactive media. Current research interests include expanding the use of choreographic and design thinking into the private sector and learning from collaborative organizational structures within tech start-ups to create new models for the arts. Ms. Cover has performed and collaborated with many Boston-based dance companies and artists since her arrival in 2013 and is currently performing with Jessie Jeanne & Dancers and Weber Dance.