whitney browne

whitney browne

Born and raised in Trinidad & Tobago, Fana Fraser is a performer living in New York City. Her performance work is rooted in a contemporary Caribbean aesthetic and framed by narratives of women's erotic agency, desire, and sexuality in the Caribbean.

Fana is a Movement Research 2017 Artist-in-Residence Van Lier Fellow and a CUNY Dance Initiative 2017-18 resident artist. She was nominated and selected for MANCC Forward Dialogues, the 2017 inaugural choreographic lab for emerging movement-based artists, at the Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography, a dance residency site housed within the Florida State University School of Dance in Tallahassee, Florida. Fana was a 2016 artist-in-residence at the Dance & Performance Institute in Trinidad & Tobago and a resident artist for Open Call 2016 - a project partnership between BAAD! and Pepatián. Her performance work has been presented at the Emerging Artists Theatre's "Best of New Works Series", BAAD!ASS WOMEN Festival, Dixon Place, WestFest, the CURRENT SESSIONS, Trinidad Theatre Workshop, Movement Research at the Judson Church, Work Up 3.0 at Gibney Dance, and La MaMa Moves! 2017 - curated by Alexis Convento.

She has performed with Camille A. Brown & Dancers, Ailey II, Sidra Bell Dance NY, The Francesca Harper Project, The Metropolitan Opera, Andrea Miller for Hermès, and with Ryan McNamara for Performa 13, Art Basel Miami, Guggenheim Works & Process, and Frieze New York. Fana has also been featured on popular web series Dance(212) and on digital commercials for Google Wallet, Twitter, and Triluc. She has served as a teaching artist with Purelements and Notes in Motion Teaching Ensemble, and as a rehearsal assistant to choreographer Darrell Grand Moultrie. She is an Honors graduate of the Ailey/Fordham BFA Dance program and also a certified Gyrotonic® trainer.

Currently, Fana is the Rehearsal Director for Ailey II, under Artistic Director, Troy Powell. She also performs with Ryan McNamara.

Fana began her dance training at Caribbean School of Dancing.