Originally from Traverse City, MI Brent began his training at Dance Arts Academy and Ballet Etc. He continued on as a dance major at Western Michigan University. His first professional job was with the Milwaukee Ballet Company where he performed a variety of classical and contemporary roles by some of the leading choreographers for the next four years. Brent has also danced for the Ballet NY, Ballet X, Connecticut Ballet, New York Theatre Ballet, San Diego Opera, Toledo Opera, Carolina Opera, Dance Key West, Lustig Dance Theatre, and the Oakland Ballet. Some of his performance highlights include Forsythe’s “Slingerland duet”, Balanchine’s “Agon” and “Who Cares”, Stanton Welch’s “Orange”, Iago in John Butler’s “Othello”, and Mark Goddens “The Magic Flute”. His classical repertoire includes Swan Lake, Giselle, Nutcracker, Coppelia, Don Q, Dracula, and Romeo & Juliet. Brent is also a choreographer and has created work for a variety of companies as well as his own company that he is the founder and co-artistic director of, The Traverse City Dance Project(tcdanceproject.org). Brent is a licensed Massage Therapist(brentwhitneymassage.setmore.com) and has his associates degree in occupational health.