Biography

Where were you born?

Devon, England

Where did you train?

I trained as a Bristol Junior Associate with the Royal Ballet School, before moving onto both the Lower and Upper Royal Ballet Schools. In this time I danced in The Royal Ballet’s productions of The Nutcracker, Coppélia, Don Quixote, Swan Lake and The Sleeping Beauty.

When did you join Scottish Ballet?

I joined Scottish Ballet in 2007 and was promoted to Soloist in 2013.

Awards

Bethany graduated from the Royal Ballet School with honours in 2007 and received the Wyre Drawer company leavers prize, as well as the April Oldrich Award for Most Dynamic Performer and receiving First Commendation and Young British Dancer of the Year.

Why did you become a dancer?

I used to follow my sister to ballet lessons and always tried to copy her. I loved dancing around to classical music from a young age, it was something that came naturally to me. I went to the Royal Ballet school at 11 and when I moved to the upper school at 16 I knew that ballet was what I wanted to to, it was my main focus. Getting to perform at school you get a taste of what it would be like, and the feeling I get with performing is why I still do it!