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Britt Fishel
Britt Fishel
Dance Faculty



Mandell 1035

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.

Fishel is the leader and Artistic Director of Britt Fishel and Artists, a collaborative, contemporary dance company in Philadelphia. In addition, she is the director and curator of Opine Dance Film Festival, an annual, international screendance festival in its 9th season. She holds a BFA in Dance Performance from East Carolina University and a MFA in Dance and Screendance from the University of Michigan.

Fishel has led company tours throughout New York City, Philadelphia, D.C., Richmond, Asheville, Charlotte, Atlanta, Chicago, London, Italy, and France. 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, FlorenceDanceOnScreen, 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 she authored The Screendance Practitioner's Workbook: A Pre-Production Guide for Creativity and Organization.

Fishel has presented research at Dance Studies Association's Annual Conferences and currently sits as Co-Chair of DSA's Dance and Technology Working Group.