Cecilia Whalen

Cecilia Whalen

Cecilia Whalen is a student at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte pursuing a triple major in Dance, English, and French. She is a practicing dancer, pursuing a career as a modern dancer and choreographer.

Cecilia is a staff writer for the UNC Charlotte 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.

Cecilia is currently an intern with CVNC, and covers events in Charlotte and the Charlotte region.

Articles by Cecilia Whalen:

Davidson Community Players Presents Mamma Mia!

Musical Theatre Review by Cecilia Whalen,  June 20, 2019

ADF Kicks Off with Three Masters in ICONS

Dance Review by Cecilia Whalen,  June 15, 2019

Bach Akademie Charlotte Presents a True Bach Experience

Chamber Music, Choral Music, Early Music Review by Cecilia Whalen,  June 10, 2019

Theatre Charlotte Displays Excellence with Mel Brooks' The Producers

Musical Theatre Review by Cecilia Whalen,  May 29, 2019

Charlotte Ballet Presents Thought-Provoking Pieces in Spring Works

Dance Review by Cecilia Whalen,  April 25, 2019

The Charlotte Symphony Meditates on Mortality in Mozart's Requiem

Choral Music, Orchestral Music Review by Cecilia Whalen,  April 12, 2019

CPCC Melds Classic and Contemporary in Bel Canto and Can Belto

Contemporary Music, Opera, Vocal Music Review by Cecilia Whalen,  March 24, 2019

Charlotte Symphony Connects with Sleeping Beauty & More

Orchestral Music Review by Cecilia Whalen,  February 22, 2019

Caroline Calouche & Co.'s Rouge is a Ménage à Trois of Dance, Aerial, and Cabaret

Cabaret, Dance Review by Cecilia Whalen,  February 8, 2019

Jukin' to Fats Waller's Jazz in Theatre Charlotte's Ain't Misbehavin'

Jazz, Musical Theatre Review by Cecilia Whalen,  February 1, 2019