Beth’s dance training began in her hometown of Dayton, Ohio. She has studied various forms of dance, including ballet, pointe, jazz, tap, hip hop, hula, and Tahitian among others. She grew up attending dance conventions and competing on dance team. Beth enjoys all dance styles but is particularly fond of tap, and thus, she began focusing her energy on rhythm tap in 1996. Beth studied with members of Dayton’s professional tap dance company “Rhythm in Shoes” for approximately eight years and was an understudy for its production of “Nova Town” in 2000.
When she moved to Columbus, Ohio in 2005, Beth began studying tap with Becky Hoag. She joined the Columbus Tap Project! one year later and performed with CTP! in “Tappy Holidays” in New York City in 2006 and 2007. In 2012, Beth moved to Austin and began studying tap with the talented dancer and teacher Brenna Kuhn. Beth has taken tap classes from many master teachers including Brenda Bufalino, Buster Brown, Jimmy Tate, Jason Samuels Smith, Sarah Savelli, Ayodele Casel, Jason Janas, and Lynn Schwab. Most recently, she has taken classes at the Soul to Sole Festival from Sarah Petronio, Dianne Walker, Nicole Hockenberry, and Jay
Beth has taught dance to adults and children of all ages. Her previous teaching experience in Ohio includes teaching at Powell Dance Academy, Mitchell Aaron Productions Centre of the Arts, and Pamela Woodie School of Dance, with occasional teaching for Rhythm in Shoes, Becky Hoag, and Dublin Dance Centre and Gymnastics. In addition to teaching recreational dance classes, Beth has choreographed duet, trio, and small group competition tap routines. Her 2011-2012 duet and small group both received Platinum awards and placed in the Top 5 at Nationals. In addition, she has choreographed high school productions of “The Sound of Music,” “The Music Man,” and “Bye, Bye Birdie.” Beth currently dances with the Austin
Tap Ensemble. She has enjoyed substitute teaching the lovely students at Shirley McPhail
School of Dance and is excited to join the faculty.