Whitney Jacobs is a choreographer, performer, and teacher based in New York City. She received her B.F.A. in dance from Ohio University, 2005. She is a company member of Azaguno, a West African dance and drum ensemble, for fifteen years, During her tenure she toured both nationally and internationally throughout South Korea, Taiwan, Italy, Ghana, Canada, and the U.S. She has worked at Contemporary Dance Theater of Cincinnati, Ohio, performed with Forces of Nature Dance Theater, and various other NYC independent choreographers.
Jacobs began her own choreographic ventures in 2007, and since her work has been presented at numerous venues including 14th Street Y Theater, Joyce Soho, The Living Theater, Center Stage NY, Triskelion Arts, The Tank, Aaron Davis Hall, Bronx Academy of Art and Dance, Good Shepherd - Faith Presbyterian Church, Brooklyn Ballet, Chen Dance Center, Harlem Dance Theater, Brooklyn Lyceum, The Spoon Theater, Brecht Forum, Mile Square Theatre in Hoboken, NJ, and the Aronoff Center for the Arts in Cincinnati, OH. She was a co-recipient of the New York Foundation of the Arts BUILD Stability grant, and the Field Work award.
In 2013, Jacobs obtained her M.F.A in performing arts from the University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee. Jacobs has taught dance, physical education, and coached soccer for the past ten years. Currently, she is full time faculty at The Brearley School, NYC, and teaches dance and physical education to students’ grades K-12.