Cecilia Whalen

Cecilia Whalen is a freelance arts writer based in NYC. She is a practicing dancer, pursuing a career as a modern dancer and choreographer. She is currently enrolled in a choreography program with Martha Graham Studios, and she is an active contributor in dance commentary with Fjord.

As a student at UNC Charlotte, Cecilia was a staff writer for the UNCC Niner Times covering artistic events on-campus and city-wide. She has written numerous reviews, previews, and interviews published in print and online for the student-run newspaper. As a high school student, Cecilia was the Editor-in-Chief of her high school newspaper, The Eagle, and a winner of several writing awards, including the Blumenthal Performing Arts and Charlotte Observer “Best Student Critic” Blumey Award in 2017, and a Scholastic Art and Writing Award “Gold Key” in 2018 for her personal essay on jazz. Cecilia holds a strong interest in jazz music and is also a practicing jazz drummer.

With CVNC, Cecilia covered many events in Charlotte, NC and the Western part of the state; she served as Calendar Editor from 2021 - 2022.

Articles by Cecilia Whalen:

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JazzArts' SET Features Local Group Menastree

Jazz, Music Review by Cecilia Whalen,  September 23, 2021

UNCSA Reimagines The Nutcracker in Excellent Film Debut

Dance Review by Cecilia Whalen,  December 12, 2020

CSO's Final On-Demand Concert Poses Questions of 2020

Chamber Music, Orchestral Music Review by Cecilia Whalen,  December 4, 2020

UNCC Reimagines Julius Caesar with Shakespeare Podcast

Theatre Review by Cecilia Whalen,  November 22, 2020

The CSO Demonstrates Resilience Through "CSO On Demand"

Orchestral Music Review by Cecilia Whalen,  November 6, 2020

NC Poet Laureate Jaki Shelton Green's The River Speaks of Thirst

Music, Poetry Media Review by Cecilia Whalen,  July 14, 2020

On Dance: Reflecting on the Past while Planning for the Future

Dance Feature by Cecilia Whalen,  May 4, 2020

Charlotte Ballet's Innovative Works Draw Inspiration from Mint Museum

Dance Review by Cecilia Whalen,  January 25, 2020