Jax RF McAtee

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



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

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



2021-Present   WV Dance Company, Beckley, WV
                        Dancer (Art. Dir. Toneta Akers-Toler), Choreographer (2022-2023 Season)

2011, 2012, 2022    Theatre West Virginia, Beckley, WV
                    (2022) Season Choreographer, Actor
                    (2011, 2012, 2022) Dancer, Actor
                    (2011) Professional Training Program Internship

2016-Present   Teaching Artist
    ArtsBank (2022-Present), Elkins, WV
          Movement Theatre Workshops
    WV Dance Company (2021-Present), Beckley, WV
                  Dance and Movement Theatre workshops in WV schools, Macker’d LIVE tour and devised theatre talkbacks
    WV Fall Dance Festival (2022), Jackson’s Mill, WV
          Stage Combat for Dancers
    Mid-Atlantic Dance Initiative (2022), Charleston, WV
          Modern Technique Teacher (as part of WV Dance Company)
     Trillium Performing Arts (2021-2022), Lewisburg, WV
          Modern Dance Technique Teacher & Choreographer
    Youth Theatre Northwest (2016 – 2021), Seattle, WA
          Creative Drama (Pre-K – Grade 2)
          Acting, Musical Theatre (Grade 3 – 12)
          Dance for Actors (Grade 7 – 12)
    Seattle University (2019), Seattle, WA
          Guest Artist: Choreographer for You On The Moors Now
    Silver Kite Arts (2019), Seattle, WA
          Summer Community Dance Workshop Educator (All Ages)
    TOPS K-8 School (2019), Seattle, WA
          Co-Teacher for Drama Program & Assistant Director (Grade 5)
    Beaver Lake Middle School: YTN Outreach (2018, 2019), Issaquah, WA
          Teacher, Director, Choreographer for Spring Musical (2019)
          Co-Teacher, Choreographer, Music Director for Spring Musical (2018)
    Sol Children Theatre (2018), Boca Raton, FL
          Teacher, Director, Choreographer for Fall Youth Production, Fall Playwriting Workshop 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


Recent Choreography & Direction Experience

Macker’d LIVE

Jax RF McAtee

WV Dance Company

Choreographer / Dancer

Rocket Boys: The Musical

CAT, Diana, & Dan Tramon

Theatre West Virginia

Choreographer / Actor

The Wizard of Oz

Frank L. Baum, Harold Arlen, & E.Y. Harburg

Theatre West Virginia

Choreographer / Dancer


Jax RF McAtee

a super 8mm film

Director / Choreographer /

Cinematography / Music Composition / Dancer

The Last Days of the Tsars

Michael Bontatibus

Witness Immersive

Choreographer / Fight Director


Jonathon Larson

Youth Theatre Northwest


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


The 25th Annual Putnam Co. Spelling Bee

William Finn

Sol Children Theatre

Director / Choreographer


Danielle Mohlman

Youth Theatre Northwest


The Inevitable Rise and Fall of Breeder Killers, USA

Nelle Tankus

RiOT Productions

Choreographer / Actor

Willy Wonka Jr.

Leslie Bricusse

Beaver Lake Middle School

Director / Choreographer

Seussical Jr.

Ahrens & Flaherty

Beaver Lake Middle School

Choreographer / Music Direction


     a BFA Thesis

Jax RF McAtee

Cornish College of the Arts

Director / Choreographer / Playwright

Coffee Shop

    a BFA Thesis

Marissa Castillo

Cornish College of the Arts



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)


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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