Zachary Whittenburg spent ten years as a professional dancer with companies including Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, BJM Danse Montréal and Pacific Northwest Ballet, in addition to freelance work with, among others, former CDF Lab Artists Peter Carpenter, Shirley Mordine, Julia Rhoads and Molly Shanahan. He has presented choreography in Chicago and Canada and taught ballet and improvisation. As a reporter and critic, Whittenburg has covered architecture and design, food, film, music, technology, travel, visual art, queer culture and nightlife for the Chicago Reader, Dance Magazine, Dance Teacher, Dance Spirit, Flavorpill, Hoy, Pointe, Time Out Chicago, Total Theatre UK and the Windy City Times. Now manager of communication at Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, he speaks on dance and criticism, pens program notes, writes essays, moderates panel discussions and tweets @trailerpilot.