B.S. in Education and Dance, Michigan State University
M.F.A. in Dance, University of Utah
Betsy Romer, a native of Michigan, returned to her home state for a teaching position at the Interlochen High School for the Performing Arts. Then moving on to Philadelphia, she continued to nurture her passion for dance performing with Eva Gholson's Sybil Dance Company and studying Limon based technique with Susan Hess. She also choreographed and performed independently, producing her own concert, Beneath Stretched Skin. Prior to moving to Baltimore she lived with her family in Durham, NC. While in Durham she taught community based classes in creative movement, modern dance and ballet for all ages, including special needs children, through the Durham Arts Council. She was a founding member and choreographer of The Independent Dancemakers, a forum sponsored by Duke University for nurturing creativity and innovation in dance. She studied and performed at Duke with former Limon dancer Clay Taliaferro and was a member of the Ways and Means Dance Company directed by Barbara Dickenson. Currently, Betsy choreographs and performs with the Kinetics Dance Theatre and teaches modern dance and ballet at the Kinetics school. She has taught for the Baltimore Actors Theatre Conservatory and has been a teacher in the Baltimore County Public Schools working with pre-school through high school age students. She is an adjunct faculty member at Towson University and a modern dance instructor for TUCDD. Special interests in the field of dance include pedagogy, modern dance, ballet and choreography.