Whitney Logan Stites
Whitney Stites, adjunct instructor, grew up in Brevard County and began ballet lessons at the age of 8. At 16 she dual-enrolled at Eastern Florida State College while teaching children’s classes at Heather’s Dance Studio. At EFSC, she studied ballet, jazz, modern and dance conditioning.
After graduating from EFSC with her A.A. degree, Stites transferred to Palm Beach Atlantic University (PBA) to major in Dance Pedagogy. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from PBA, where she graduated Cum Laude, with a minor in Exercise Science.
At PBA, Stites studied with such outstanding choreographers and instructors as Demetrius Klein, Eileen Hebron and Jin-young Lee under dance program head, Dr. Kathleen Klein.
One of her greatest achievements at PBA was auditioning for and receiving a role in the reconstruction of Merce Cunningham’s Septet, set by Carol Titelbaum. She also was chosen as the Dance Department’s Outstanding Graduate of 2009.
Upon graduation Stites returned to teach at Heather’s Dance Studio. In the spring of 2012 she was hired to teach the dance classes at EFSC’s Melbourne Campus. She also works with Project Dance, a not-for-profit organization inspiring young dancers and also performs with Cornerstone Dance Company.
Stites hopes to continue working in the Central Florida area inspiring and educating
the next generation of dancers.