Bethany comes from Corvallis, Oregon where she has studied ballet at Corvallis Academy of Ballet since 2004. There she has had the opportunity to study with Director Megan Skinner, and teachers Matthew Averill, Jutta Hardison, Kristin Jones, Mimi Chen and Kathy Scharp. Bethany has been a member of Willamette Apprentice Ballet since age thirteen and has performed numerous excerpts from classical ballets. Some of her more notable roles include: Dewdrop Fairy from The Nutcracker, Fairy of the Enchanted Garden from Sleeping Beauty, The Lovers from Les Patineurs and Captain, an original Pas de Deux choreographed by Matthew Averill. In addition to training at Corvallis Academy of Ballet, Bethany has studied at the Bolshoi Ballet’s Summer Intensive, Classical Ballet of Colorado’s Summer Intensive and The Nutmeg Conservatory for the Arts Summer Intensive where she had the privilege to study under Director Victoria Mazzarelli, Eleanor D’Antuono, Joan Kunsch and Tim Melady in addition to performing in their Summer Dance Festivals. This is Bethany’s first season with Ballet Fantastique and will be attending Lane Community College.