Originally from Traverse City, Michigan, Brent Whitney began his training at Dance Arts Academy and Ballet Etc. He continued on as a dance major at Western Michigan University. His first professional job was with the Milwaukee Ballet Company where over the next four years, he performed a variety of classical and contemporary roles by leading choreographers. Additionally, Brent has performed with the Milwaukee Opera, Ballet NY, Ballet X, Connecticut Ballet, New York Theatre Ballet, San Diego Opera, Toledo Opera, Carolina Opera, and The Key West Contemporary Dance Company. As a choreographer, he has created work for a variety of companies as well as his own company, The Traverse City Dance Project (traversecitydanceproject.org). Brent is a licensed Massage Therapist with an Associates Degree in occupational health.