Postgraduate Diploma: Community Dance, Lead Tutor
Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance
Tel: +44 (0)20 8691 8600
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Area of WorkCentre for Advanced Training (CAT)
Bethan is a London based dance artist who choreographs, performs and teaches for a wide range of people and organisations across the professional and community arts sectors.
She received a BA (Hons) in Dance Studies from Roehampton University, then continued her training at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, undertaking the Postgraduate Certificate in Dance in the Community and in 2015 completed an MFA in Choreography, at Roehampton University. Bethan teaches and lectures in dance in a variety of community and educational settings, to a range of ages and abilities. She is currently a faculty member of the Postgraduate School at Trinity Laban and has also worked for the conservatoire's Learning and Participation (Dance) department since 2010.
Since 2011 Bethan has been a choreographer and lead practitioner for Arts Odyssey, a community arts organsiation that delivers dance and cross-arts projects in the UK and internationally. From April 2015-June 2016 Bethan was the Choreographer in Residence at Royal Museums Greenwich. During her residency she created a series of site-specific performances for professional dancers and community groups as well as delivering a participatory programme of activities for museum visitors.
In addition to her choreographic and teaching work, Bethan is a freelance dancer and performer. She has danced for choreographers and artists including Jessica Green, Caroline Jones and Willi Dorner. She was also a professional dancer in the NHS section of the opening ceremony for London 2012 Olympics, choreographed by Temujin Gill and Sunanda Biswas.
Bethan has a keen interest and experience in social dance forms such as Ballroom and Latin, Salsa, Lindy Hop and Jive, elements of which she likes to experiment with in her choreographic practice.