Britt Whitmoyer Fishel
Britt Whitmoyer Fishel is a dance artist, choreographer, dance filmmaker, and educator. She holds a B.F.A. in Dance Performance from East Carolina University and an M.F.A. in Dance (Screendance) from the University of Michigan. Fishel has led company tours throughout New York City, Philadelphia, D.C., Richmond, Asheville, Charlotte, Atlanta, Chicago, and London. Her screen work has been seen in Greensboro Dance Film Festival, Y’allywood Film Festival, Detroit Dance City Festival, EnCore Dance on Film Festival, DanceBARN, Dance for Reel, FilmFest by Rogue Dancer, Women in Dance Leadership Conference, FringeArts, MashUp Dance's IWD Festival, as well as several gallery exhibitions across the country.
Fishel's 2017 film, billet-doux, was published in the biennial edition of Women CineMakers (Berlin) and her research (Epoch, GRIN) has been published in the 7th and 9th Issue of The Dancer-Citizen. Most recently, Fishel presented research entitled Dance is for Everyone: Digital Consumption in a Post-Information Age at Dance Studies Association's 2019 Annual Conference at Northwestern University.
Describing her work, ArtsATL reviewed stating: "The final moments of site., which enmeshed dance and video, were stunning."
DIYdancer describes Fishel as having "a sharp eye for film and passion for her research."
Most recently, The Dance Journal (PhiladelphiaDANCE.org) stated: “Britt Fishel and Artists’ excerpt from ‘Distaff’ is a sardonic expose about the continued objectification of women in culture and on the dance stage. Three women in black fetish bikinis and a bare-chested male engage in lifts, lunges, and acrobatic dance with an aggressive edge that makes you want to see the entire work.”
During her five years in Atlanta, Fishel was part-time dance faculty at Clayton State University, the creator of Opine Dance Film Festival, and a founding member of Atlanta Dance Collective.
Fishel currently resides in Philadelphia where she is on faculty at Drexel University as well as Bryn Mawr College. She continues to make both live performance and dance film independently and collaboratively under Britt Fishel and Artists. Fishel aims to foster socioeconomic, political, and identity-driven conversations that are diverse, inclusive, and intersectional. Along with BF and Artists, Fishel is also the creator and curator of Opine Dance Film Festival, currently in its 6th season.