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Hello!

I'm glad you found me! I'm an intimacy director and coordinator living and working in Salt Lake City, Utah. I've been training and practicing in this work since 2019, and have close to 200 hours of training from leading industry organizations. I've recently completed Intimacy Director & Coordinators' certification Level 3 course, and am currently in a mentorship period before I'm fully certified! Click here to read my profile on IDC's website.

I've been able to train with some of the industry's leading figures in intimacy work, including Alicia Rodis (HBO Head of Intimacy), Sarah Lozoff (Oregon Shakespeare Festival), Lizzy Talbot (Bridgerton, The Witcher), and Claire Warden (Drama Desk Award nominee, Slave Play). I'm also trained in trauma-informed practices and certified in mental health first aid.

I have a Bachelor's in Theatre Education, and over 20 years of experience in theatre as an actress, director, choreographer, and teaching artist. I bring all of those things to the table when I join your production team. You can read more about my theatre experience here. I also have years of experience on film sets, on everything from student shorts to industrials to features. You can learn more at IMDB or check out my listing on the Utah Film Directory

I come to this work from a place of mental health advocacy, social justice, and a passion for storytelling. I serve as both a choreographer and an advocate, and work with the creative team and actors to choreograph powerful stories involving intimacy, nudity, violence/stage combat, and/or vulnerable scenes, while still respecting boundaries. 

I'd love to be a part of your project, whether it's big or small. Check out my training and experience, visit my Instagram page, and shoot me an email at lizwhittakeremail@gmail.com!

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CURRENT & upcoming PROJECTS

  • Working towards Intimacy Director Certification with IDC!

  • Intimacy direction for "Shakespeare in Love" at West Valley Arts | Apr 12 - May 4 in West Valley (tickets

  • Intimacy direction for Bitter Lemon with Plan-B Theatre Company | Apr 11 - 28 in Salt Lake City (tickets

  • Intimacy coordination for two feature films

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