Betty Ann brings a vast array of experience and perspective to the BC Dance Program, doubling the number of dance classes, adding ballet to the curriculum, collaborating on the design for the present R014 dance studio and directing as well as choreographing for the Eastside Moving Company. Under her direction the BC Dance Ensemble, has performed works by Ann Relinking, Mandy Moore from “So You Think You Can Dance”, and many other major local and national choreographers, which have consistently been able to bring inspiration and high-quality dance performances to the Eastside.
Before coming to BC, Betty Ann had an extensive career as a professional dancer, teacher, choreographer in New York City and Los Angeles. Performing experience ranges from classical ballet with the Metropolitan Opera Ballet and San Francisco Opera Ballet, to Broadway, National Touring Companies of Broadway Shows, International Dance Concerts, T.V., film, industrials, commercials, and a role as featured dancer for Tommy Tune Review, Teaching credits include Margaret Banks Dance Theatre, Roland Dupree School, Joe Tremaine, Ballet Petit in Los Angeles, Pasadena Dance Center, designed, California High School Musical Workshops, Andre Tremaine School, Celebrity Dance Workshops, San Fernando Valley College, Beverly Hills Academy and Professional Association of Dance Workshops at the Greek Theatre in LA, to name a few. Choreography credits include California High School, UCLA productions for Marymount, Words and Music Actors’ Equity Musicals and Workshops, Downey Civic Light Opera Musicals for cast of Disneyland dancers, T.V. and Industrial Shows. In the Northwest, besides a busy schedule at BC, she recently choreographed a production of “Fiddler on the Roof” for Issaquah High School, taught classes for Ballet Bellevue, as well as various ballet, jazz and contemporary workshops, and was an adjudicator for the dance division for the Washington Performing Arts Festival.