Bethany Kwasniewski-Geoghegan began her formal ballet training under Canan Kadam Jackson, former soloist with the Ankara National Ballet of Turkey and her husband Stephen Jackson at John Hayes O’Neill Studio of Dance in Rome, NY. She went on to study with the Mercyhurst University Dance Department under Tauna Hunter, earning a B.A. in Dance with a concentration in Teaching/Choreography. During her undergraduate study, she attended summer intensives including Point Park University’s International Summer Dance in Pittsburgh, PA and Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in Twin Lakes, MI.
Following graduation from college in 2004, she moved to Maryland to teach full-time for Cecil Dance Center in North East, Maryland. She has taught both ballet technique and contemporary dance for the Baltimore Ballet School and Company from 2005-2009 and again from 2017-19.
Ms. Bethany has served as a faculty member and associate dance ensemble director for the Community College of Baltimore County where she taught ballet, modern, and dance appreciation from 2007-2008.
Ms. Bethany has taught beginner-advanced levels of ballet, pointe, and modern technique at The Sudbrook Arts Centre while serving as artistic director of The Baltimore County Youth Ballet from 2014-2017.
She has acted as a faculty member and as a guest instructor for many area dance institutions and is looking very forward to teaching at Dance Connections this season! Miss Bethany is happily living in Catonsville, MD with her husband and daughter.
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