Whitney Moncrief, Associate Professor of Dance at Western Michigan University, earned her M.F.A in Interdisciplinary Arts from Goddard College, a B.A. in Dance from Point Park University and a Graduate Laban Certificate in Movement Analysis from Columbia College Chicago. Artistic credits include a professional performance career with ODC/San Francisco as well as Hubbard Street 2, under the direction of Julie Nakagawa, where she was also Artistic Associate. Performance credits include works by choreographers such as Lou Conte, Robert Battle, Alex Ketley, Aszure Barton, KT Nelson and Brenda Way, performing throughout the United States, Germany, South Africa, Switzerland and Luxembourg. Whitney has presented research on LMA at conferences nationally and internationally such as The Arts in Society 13th International Conference in Vancouver, Canada, The Learner 25th International Conference on Learning in Athens, Greece, the Athens Institute for Education and Research Conference (ATINER) -8th Annual International Conference on Visual and Performing Arts in Athens, Greece, the National Dance Educators Organization Conference (NDEO) in Crystal City, Washington, D.C, and at the NDEO Conference in Phoenix, AZ and San Diego, CA. Whitney also serves on the National Board of Directors for the American College Dance Association and was honored to receive the 2018 CFA Excellence in Teaching Award.