Cameron Whitney, growing up in Rochester, New York, began her dance training at the Sandy Stramonine School of Dance. Here, she received many years of training in a variety of styles, including ballet, modern, tap, and jazz. She went on to continue her training at the University of Hartford’s Hartt School Dance Division, where she obtained an emphasis in ballet pedagogy. She graduated magna cum laude with her BFA in the Spring of 2019.
Throughout her time with the Hartt School she had the opportunity to study and learn from many renown teachers. She performed numerous new and restaged works including works of Martha Graham, José Limón, Brian Arias, Grabrielle Lamb, B.J. Sullivan, Stephen Pier, Katie Stevinson- Nollet and more.
As a pedagogy student, she fulfilled her student internships through the Hartt School Community Division (HCD) and a local Magnet School. Her mentors included HCD Administrative Director of Dance, Jillian Cote, BFA Dance Division Administrator, Amy Manfredi, faculty member, Rene Oliviér, and prior faculty member, Julianne Guarnieri. Through these internships, she gained great knowledge from each of her mentors while creating lesson plans and assisting in the classrooms.