WHITNEY CASAL is a Spanish-American dance artist currently based in Berlin, Germany. Her multicultural background largely fuels her love for travel and passion for a worldview through the arts. In 2011 Casal attended The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, where she studied dance under the direction of Donna Faye Burchfield. She graduated in 2015 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts major degree in dance with honors, and a minor degree in photography. During her time at the University of the Arts, Whitney worked with and performed works by Douglas Becker, Matthew Neenan, Doug Varone, Sidra Bell, Tommie Waheed-Evans, Helen Simoneau and Roni Koresh. After graduating, she went on to become a rehearsal director at UArts from 2015-2017, assisting choreographers Douglas Becker (Appear to Be, Extreme Memory, Jewish Songs) and Mark Haim (Goldberg Variations). From 2015-2018 Whitney had the pleasure of exploring her choreographic interests in Philadelphia. Alongside artistic collaborator Ella Cuda, they co-created original pieces Coffee? and SPILT MILK for the Philadelphia Fringe Festivals in 2016 and 2017. Most recently Whitney completed the intensive training program at La Faktoria Choreographic Center in Pamplona, Spain. This summer Whitney was invited to the international dance festival at Impulstanz as a guest of Marta Coronado, and was selected for residency with Danzad Danzad Malditos in creation with Cruz Isael Mata.