Resume

Jax RF McAtee

Physical Theatre Artist:
                            Director/Choreographer, Performance Artist, Educator

 

Education

2019-Present  Wilson College, Chambersburg, PA
MFA Candidate: Interdisciplinary Arts: Choreography & Text

2012-2014  Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle, WA
BFA Theatre- Original Works, Magna Cum Laude

2010-2012  West Virginia Wesleyan College, Buckhannon, WV
BA Theatre Candidate: Musical Theatre emphasis

 

Employment

2021-Present   WV Dance Company, Beckley, WV
     Dancer (Art. Dir. Toneta Akers-Toler)

2016-Present   Teaching Artist, Seattle, WA

  • Youth Theatre Northwest (2016 – 2021)
         Creative Drama (Pre-K – Grade 2)
         Acting, Musical Theatre (Grade 3 – 12)
         Dance for Actors (Grade 7 – 12)
  • Seattle University (2019)
         Guest Artist: Choreographer for You On The Moors Now
  • Silver Kite Arts (2019)
         Summer Community Dance Workshop Educator (All Ages)
  • TOPS K-8 School (2019)
         Co-Teacher for Drama Program & Assistant Director (Grade 5)
  • Beaver Lake Middle School: YTN Outreach (2018, 2019)
         Teacher, Director, Choreographer for Spring Musical (2019)
         Co-Teacher, Choreographer, Music Director for Spring Musical (2018)
  • Sol Children Theatre (2018)
         Teacher, Director, Choreographer for Fall Youth Production
         Fall Playwriting Workshop Educator for Sol Children Company

2017-2019   Gig Roster Professional Entertainment, Seatac Airport, WA
     Seasonal costumed performer/tap dancer spreading holiday cheer to travelers

2016-2018   Devil’s Advocates Burlesque, Seattle, WA
     Ensemble Choreographer for mainstage revues at Jewel Box Theater
     Event Director for Devil’s Highball: a monthly revue at Barca Lounge (2017-2018)
     Resident Performer: original solo pieces produced in bi-monthly shows

2011, 2012   Theatre West Virginia, Beckley, WV
     Dancer: Summer Dance Ensemble, training daily with the Artistic Director of WV Dance Co.
     Actor:
 Summer Acting Company (Art. Dir. Marina Hunley-Graham)
      (2011) Professional Training Program Internship

 

Recent Choreography & Direction Experience
SHOW PLAYWRIGHT PRODUCTION COMPANY PRODUCTION ROLE

Macker’d

A movement film inspired by Shakespeare’s 
The Scottish Play

Jax RF McAtee

Director & Choreographer/
Camera & Cinematography/
Music Composition/
Mask Construction/
Dancer

Last Days of the Tsars Michael Bontatibus Witness Immersive Choreographer/
Fight Director
Rent: School Edition Jonathon Larson Youth Theatre Northwest Choreographer
Totally Solid Gold: Cruisin’ for a Bruisin’ Busted Ankle Dancers Copious Love Productions Choreographer/
Acting Cameo
The Women Clare Boothe Luce Harlequin Productions Choreographer/Fight Director/Dialect Coach
You On The Moors Now Jaclyn Backhaus Seattle University Choreographer
Willy Wonka Jr. Leslie Bricusse Beaver Lake Middle School Director/
Choreographer
Totally Solid Gold: Deep Squats Busted Ankle Dancers Seattle Fringe Festival Choreography Collaboration
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee William Finn Sol Children Theatre Director/
Choreographer
Dust Danielle Mohlman Youth Theatre Northwest Choreographer
Seussical Jr. Stephen Flaherty Beaver Lake Middle School Choreographer/
Music Direction
Transmute Solo Performance Seattle Int’l Dance Festival:
Sanity Cafe
Choreographer/
Performer
 
ACTING EXPERIENCE

Theatre Credits:
Seattle Rep: Public Works’ As You Like It (DeBoyz Dancer/Snake Puppeteer). The Slate: Beautiful Thing (Jamie). Fantastic.Z: Psycho Beach Party (Nicky/Dance Captain). Renton Civic Theatre: Jekyll & Hyde (Lord Savage/Fight Captain). GayCity Arts: Safe (Sean), Member/Dismembered (Tracy). Theatre West Virginia: Rocket Boys The Musical (O’Dell: 2011, 2012), Hatfields & McCoys (Calvin McCoy: 2011, 2012), Honey in the Rock (Sherm/Grey Brother Dancer), All Shook Up (Dancer), The Jungle Book Kids (Monkey/Dance Captain).

Educational Credits:
Cornish College of the Arts: She Kills Monsters (Orcus), The Secret Garden (Lt. Shaw), Our Town (Doc Gibbs), The Clown Show (2014), For Whom the Canary Sings (Elder). West Virginia Wesleyan College: Romeo & Juilet (Romeo), Anything Goes (Evelyn Oakleigh), Amahl and the Night Visitors (Balthazar; operatic bass).

Performance Training:
Acting: Amy Thone, Robin Lynn Smith, Annette Toutonghi, Sarah Harlett (CCA); Tommy Schoffler (WVWC)
Shakespeare: Hal Ryder (CCA); Tommy Schoffler (WVWC)
Voice & Speech: Kate Myre, Rhonda J. Soikowski (CCA)
Accents & Dialects: Terri Weagant (CCA)
Physical Technique/Clown: David Taft (CCA)
Stage Combat: Geoff Alm (CCA)
Private Voice: Natalie Lerch (CCA); Nicholas Perna (WVWC)
Dance:  Tinka Gutrick-Daily (CCA); Toneta Akers-Toler, Donald Laney (West Virginia Dance Co.); Ballet/Modern: Nina Scatteregia, Kat Ward / Jazz: Kipp Colvin, Lance Russell / Tap: Nina Scatteregia, Lance Russell (Augusta Youth Ballet Co. 2009-2012)

 
ASSORTED PERFORMANCE / PRODUCTION EXPERIENCE

Dance:
WVWC: Danceworks 2012; Augusta Youth Ballet Company: The Nutcracker (The Cavalier, Snow Pas de Deux, Trepak), Alice in Wonderland (Madhatter), Coppelia (Franz), A World of Ours: WV State Dance Festival 2011 (Soloist & Partner)

Plays Produced: Baby, Baby (Fantastic.Z New Works Festival 2016). [SPLIT] (Thesis Production: Cornish College of the Arts). Realization (10-Minute Play Fest [2014]: Cornish College of the Arts).

Film: Macker’d (a super8mm film by Jax RF McAtee), Totally Solid Gold: Cruisin’ for a Bruisin’ (Corey O’Graffey), Totally Solid Gold: Deep Squats (That Other Girl), Four Walls [2014] (Barney).

Costuming: Sideways Stories from Wayside School  (YTN). The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (YTN). Selected Solo Performances: Transmute, The Advent of Jack Frost, End Times, LIMBO, [Let Them] Eat Cake, Just Exorcizing, Strong[hu]man.

Music: WV All-State Band; Baritone (2009, Qualified: 2011, Alternate: 2010), WV All-State Chorus; Bass I (2011), WVU Honor Band; Baritone- First Band (2011), Drum Major; Buckhannon-Upshur High School Marching Band (2011), Instruments: Dulcimer, Baritone, Trombone, Tuba

Moody Photo of Jax RF McAtee, behind the scenes of their short film MACKER'D, captured by photographer Leo Lam

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