Beth’s passion for dance started with a Bella Ballerina Home Ballet Studio which she quickly outgrew and begged her parents for actual classes. She has been taking classes at Academy of Danse since the age of 7. For the first few years, she took Ballet later adding Jazz, Contemporary and most recently Hip Hop. Her favorite style of dance is Musical Theater because it allows her to play a character while also incorporating many other styles of dance.
Ever since she was 3 years old Beth has been performing, even if it was just to her family. She loved being her yearly school plays and participating in voice and piano recitals. Over the past 13 years, Beth has only missed one dance recital and that was due to a knee injury that she wishes never happened. Performing has become such an important part of her life and her hope is that she can teach children to love being on stage as well.
In 2011, Beth was invited to join the first ever Pre-Competition team. The next year she became a member of the Competition team and competed for 6 years. Travelling with the team to conventions and different competitions allowed Beth to experience a multitude of techniques and disciplines that she has brought into her classes as a teacher. Her time on the team taught her how much hard work and dedication are needed to achieve goals.
Growing up in a large Catholic family, Beth has been around children all her life. She has learned that patience really is the greatest virtue when teaching. She hopes that she can continue to learn from her students as well as teaching them something new. This is her fourth year of teaching Tiny Tots and her third year of Musical Theater, and she is excited to see where the year takes her!