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Rehearsal Director, Rochester City Ballet

Beth Bartholomew

Beth Bartholomew is the Rehearsal Director for Rochester City Ballet and on the teaching staff at the Timothy M. Draper Center for Dance Education in Rochester, NY. Along with teaching she also coaches dancers for international ballet competitions. Ms. Bartholomew is an Adjunct Professor of Dance at Nazareth College and previously at the University at Buffalo. She began her professional career in New York City with the Joffrey ll Dancers before joining the Joffrey Ballet, dancing in works by Robert Joffrey, Gerald Arpino, John Cranko, Paul Taylor, Frederic Ashton, and Anthony Tudor, among others. She went on to spend four seasons with The Washington Ballet under the direction of Mary Day and later Kevin McKenzie where she enjoyed performing works by George Balanchine, Choo San Goh and Nils Christie.

The next ten seasons were spent at The Scapino Ballet Rotterdam in the Netherlands, learning a different way to move and performing works by innovative artists such as Georg Reischl, Anthony Rizzi, Inma Rubio Tomas, Ederson Rodrigues Xavier and Ed Wubbe. During her time in Europe, Ms. Bartholomew received her teaching diploma for the Gyrotonic Expansion System. She also participated in several freelance dance and theater projects in Europe and the U.S. She has been guest faculty at the Rotterdam Academy (Codarts) in The Netherlands, Neglia Ballet Artists in Buffalo, NY, the Ballet Alliance Festival in Seattle and New Albany Ballet in Ohio.