Originally from Rochester, NY, Bethany moved
NYC after graduating from SUNY Brockport's Dance
department in 2000. She found her dancing niche in
2011, within the Simonson community of teachers and
dancers. She has studied extensively with, and
Diane McCarthy and Laurie De Vito; completed the
Method of Teacher Training with Lynn Simonson;
the work of Isabel Gotzkowsky, Katiti King, and
Ellis Wood in
NYC; and recently, had her work presented at
on the Edge. She has been a private Pilates
2004 and is also on faculty at Gibney Dance Center.
Dancers are asked to..."Move big. Dig deep. Be loud.
quiet." Bethany provides a comfortable work/play-
refine technique and explore new artistic pathways
guidance on musicality, phrasing, and intention. Her
movement phrases are technically and dynamically
challenging, with a strong focus on where to
movement from for stylistic effect, but also on how
initiate to achieve maximum freedom of movement.
begins with a Simonson Technique warmup - "an
approach to movement that prepares the body to dance
way that is anatomically intelligent and somatically
developed by Lynn Simonson.