facilitator / Visionary trainer
Whitney Wakimoto was born and raised in Missoula, MT. She has received her BFA in Acting at the University of Montana. After graduating she made the move to NYC to pursue her craft. There she lived as a professional actor and fell in love with the culture and city of New York. Her favorite work is Shakespeare and has trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London. She has performed on tours with the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey and played many roles from Shakespeare’s cannon from Queen Margret in Richard III to Hermia in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Her love for Shakespeare, and theater in general, only grew at the Old Globe Theatre/University of San Diego, where she earned her MFA in Acting as one of the three women accepted to the grad program in 2011. Whitney decided to stay on the west coast where she continued to pursue her love of acting, started her own business and embraced her love of teaching. She is an artist facilitator for the Strindberg Laboratory, where she has the honor to teach inmates the art of acting and helping them learn to feel and express emotions in a healthy, artistic form. As a life long student, Whitney loves working with all kinds of populations and learns so much from every group of students she works with. She is thrilled to be joining the team at The Advot Project where there is a clear passion to serve the community through the arts.