Bethany J. Hansen
Bethany J. Hansen a graduate of Brigham Young University (BA) and Jacksonville University (MFA), is a sought-after teacher, choreographer, and performer. Bethany is the Dance Assistant Chair at Westminster College and also the Dance Department Chair at the Salt Lake School for the Performing Arts. Previously she taught at Ricks College and Brigham Young University – Idaho. Bethany has received many awards including the 2019 Utah Dance Education Organization Teacher of the Year representing Higher Education, 2016 Howard Gilman Fellowship supporting her MFA, and the Sorenson Legacy Award for Excellence in Arts Education 2016 Outstanding Secondary Dance Educator. She is honored to have trained with Pat Debenham, Peggy Hackney, Alonzo King, Ana Sanchez-Colberg, Christina Teague-Mann, and Cari Coble. Her graduating students have gone on to dance professionally with The Walt Disney Company, Table of Silence Project in NYC, Central West Ballet, Oklahoma City Ballet, Movement Talent Agency, and Stiletto Entertainment; while others have continued their collegiate study on scholarship at Trinity Laban Conservatory, Ailey/Fordham University, Marymount Manhattan College, North Carolina School for the Arts, The Hartt School, Cornish College of the Arts, The Boston Conservatory, CAL Arts, University of the Arts, and many other distinguished programs. As a choreographer, her work has been performed throughout the United States and Canada.