photo: Lizzie Baker
Britt Whitmoyer Fishel is an award-winning choreographer, screendance maker, educator, author, and scholar. Her work examines relationships between the ephemeral nature of live performance and the permanence of dance in the digital sphere, with a research focus on the rhizomes of feminism, gender gap, access, and community.
She is the founder of Britt Fishel and Artists, a collaborative contemporary dance company, as well as the director and curator of Opine Dance Film Festival, an annual, international Screendance festival in its 8th season.
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, London, and Italy.
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.
In 2021, Fishel and BF and Artists received the “Lorenzo il Magnifico”International Award for Performance from the Florence Biennale and in 2022 Fishel authored The Screendance Practitioner's Workbook: A Pre-Production Guide for Creativity and Organization.
Fishel currently resides in Philadelphia where she is on faculty at Drexel University, Bryn Mawr College, and Ursinus College.