19/20 Artist-in-Residence: Fox Whitney

Fox Whitney is a 19/20 Season Artist-in-Residence. Learn more about this program.


Fox Whitney is the choreographer/architect of Gender Tender, an interdisciplinary performance project that centers his queer and transgender point of view. Gender Tender engages a team of artists trained in Fox’s unique methods modeled on sports teams, cults, sitcoms and riots. Fox Whitney was awarded the 2018 Artist in Residence position at Velocity Dance Center in Seattle. His performance work has been commissioned and produced by On the Board’s NW New Works Festival and Solo Festival; Velocity’s Next Fest NW and Seattle Festival of Dance Improvisation; the Seattle International Dance Festival; Yellow Fish Epic Durational Performance Festival and was selected for the inaugural season of Seattle’s Gay CIty Arts.

His short dance films have screened at CounterPulse in San Francisco, at Seattle’s Twist Film Festival, Translations: Seattle’s Transgender Film Festival and at Next Dance Cinema presented by Velocity and Northwest Film Forum. He has an MFA in studio art from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and has exhibited his visual art nationally. He is also a dancer, actor and teaching artist and has performed in work by Morgan Thorson, Keyon Gaskin, Paris Hurley, Maureen Whiting Dance Co., Vanessa DeWolf, Malic Amalya and Andrew Schneider. His current project MELTED RIOT, a queer meditation inspired by the Stonewall Riots of 1969 was presented by Velocity in June 2019.