photo: Meagan Nicole Photography
Britt (Whitmoyer) Fishel was born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania where she studied Cecchetti from an early age. She attended East Carolina University and upon graduating with a BFA in Dance, Britt moved to New York City and pursued performing and choreographing professionally.
There, she joined Mariana Bekerman Dance Company, but left in 2009 in order to establish and develop bnw:dance. As artistic director of bnw:dance, Britt led company tours throughout New York City, Richmond, Washington D.C., Philadelphia, and Chicago.
In 2010, the company was selected for a summer residency in London, England, and created and presented Interrogation with the help of London composer, James Reindeer. She dissolved the company in 2013, however she and Reindeer continue to collaborate, a decade later.
Britt went on to receive her MFA in Dance (Screendance) from the University of Michigan, in 2014.
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, 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 research from her 2018 work, Epoch, was published in the 7th Issue of The Dancer-Citizen. Most recently, Fishel presented a paper 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."
During her five years in Atlanta, she was part-time dance faculty at Clayton State University, the creator of Opine Dance Film Festival, and a founding member of Atlanta Dance Collective.
She currently resides in Philadelphia, PA where she is a Lecturer of Dance at Bryn Mawr College, Dance Adjunct at Drexel University. She continues to make both live performance and dance film independently and collaboratively under the umbrella of Britt Fishel and Artists.