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Jax ECE917C3-E75E-4340-A464-09AE367E088A_1_201_aRF McAtee

(They/He) is a choreographer, director, and performance artist, currently splitting time between WV and Pittsburgh, PA. McAtee holds an MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts from Wilson College in Chambersburg, PA, and a BFA in Theatre: Original Works from Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, WA. Born into the West Virginia hills, Jax spent their early years pursuing arts and performance in the form of dance, theatre, and instrumental music, followed by a nine-year stint of art-making in and around Seattle. After undergrad, McAtee took a few-year performance detour into the art of vaudeville/burlesque, becoming the initial conduit for their experimental performance aesthetic and interdisciplinary creation, as well as paving way for their ongoing freelance career as a director/choreographer and theatre/dance educator, working with all ages. Jax is beyond ecstatic to be back in their home among the hills, dancing as a member of WV Dance Company for the 2021-2022 season!

Selected recent projects include: Macker’d (a super8mm film by Jax RFM), Last Days of the Tsars (Choreographer/Fight Director; WITNESS), Rent: School Edition (Choreographer; Youth Theatre Northwest), The Women (Choreographer/Fight Director/Dialect Coach; Harlequin Productions), You On The Moors Now by Jaclyn Backhaus (Choreographer; Seattle University), The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Director/Choreographer; Sol Children Theatre), Dust by Danielle Mohlman (Choreographer; Youth Theatre Northwest), Devil’s Highball (Event Director 2017-18; monthly variety show, Barca Seattle), Totally Solid Gold: Deep Squats! (Choreographer/Performer; Seattle Fringe Festival), Baby, Baby (Playwright; Fantastic.Z).

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