Maureen Whiting (Artistic Director and Choreographer) is a dancer, choreographer, and mathematician who resides in Seattle. She graduated cum laude with a degree in Mathematics in 1989 from Smith College, where she studied math, visual art, and continued to dance.
In 1997, she founded the Maureen Whiting Company. Maureen Whiting Company has been commissioned to create new choreographic work at On the Boards Contemporary Performance Theater from 1998-2005 in Northwest New Works and in the local and international New Performance Series. Maureen Whiting has been commissioned to create new works at Seattle University, New City Theater, Center for Contemporary Art in Seattle, The Annex Theater, and she facilitates and performs solo work in The Field in Seattle and in New York.
Maureen choreographed and co-directed original film and video projects which were shown at New Dance/New Cinema, Lincoln Center Library as part of Dance on Camera, and in Seattle’s Northwest Film Forum. Maureen was granted a creative music residency in 2002 at Jack Straw Productions, where she composed an original sound score and created an installation with local designers and a creative residency in Port Townsend at Centrum.
In January 2000 the company was asked to participate in the Seventh Rencontres Choréographiques Internationales de Seine-Saint Denis (The Bagnolet Festival) in Los Angeles. In addition to creating original company work, she has choreographed for theater productions locally and in New York. Maureen has also created and performed original work in Europe for a Frankfort Ballet Company dancer and locally for dancers of the Pacific Northwest Ballet. The Company has been featured on KTCS Channel 9, The Seattle Times, The Seattle P.I., The Stranger, The Seattle Weekly.
Maureen has actively pursued collaborations with visual artists, composers, and actors, to explore the structural and expressive outcomes between artistic mediums. Her unique training in dance and mathematics and visual art allows for a vision which explores interlocking structures of theoretical systems which she then applies then to her creative process as a dance maker. Her goal as a choreographer is to create a rich visual, kinesthetic world that describes and amplifies human experience and to continue to challenge herself to push the boundaries of dance performance.