Bethany is originally from Madison, Wisconsin, and has been dancing her entire life. Bethany trained at the Madison Professional Dance Center and Madison Ballet, studying a variety of dance styles including ballet, pointe, jazz, tap, lyrical, modern, and hip hop. She has had the opportunity to train with top instructors at the Broadway Dance Center in New York City, as well as with Hubbard Street Dance, Giordano Dance, and River North Dance in Chicago.
Bethany was a member of Madison Ballet’s Studio Company and performed in several classical works including The Nutcracker, Cinderella, and Midsummer Nights Dream. Bethany was also a member of Madison Professional Dance Center’s Senior Dance Company for several years and competed in numerous competitions in the region. She served as the Captain her senior year and was a member of several duet and trio groups that went on to win first place divisional awards as well as overall high scores. In addition, Bethany was a member of her high school dance team, where she won several solo awards from the Universal Dance Association as well as Badgerette Pom Pon.
Bethany continued to study dance at Allegheny College and received her minor in Dance and Movement Studies under the direction of Eleanor Weisman and James Reedy. She was also the President of Orchesis Dance Company and choreographed pieces for 3 years, while continuing to compete regionally with the Allegheny College Dance Team. Bethany has been teaching dance for the past five years at various studios. She enjoys teaching young dancers technical skills while instilling a love for performing that will last them a lifetime.