WHITNEY DUFRENE, from Louisiana, is a performer, teacher, choreographer, and vocalist based in Baton Rouge. She graduated with a BFA in dance from Belhaven University. Whitney was a company member of Ad Deum and served as the company director for Dance du Coeur and director of dance for Creative Dreams Outreach Center. She has choreographed work for Ad Deum, Dance du Coeur, Belhaven, and Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre, among others. She also danced in Jerusalem with the TDC as a part of the Feast of Tabernacles in 2015. Most recently, she served on faculty at Hunter College. She is a member of Awakening Movement, a faith-based dance organization. Her deepest passion and joy is working to see the arts bring breakthrough, justice, hope, healing, and freedom in individuals and communities. Whitney joined Doug Varone and Dancers in 2016.