Betsy Romer

Adjunct Faculty

Towson Tiger Statue

Contact Information

PHONE
OFFICE
Center for the Arts, Room 1002A

Education

M.F.A. in Dance, University of Utah
B.S. in Education and Dance, Michigan State University

Areas of Expertise

Modern Dance
Ballet Dance
Composition

Biography

Betsy Romer, a native of Michigan, returned to her home state for her first teaching position at the Interlochen High School for the Performing Arts after completing her MFA in dance at the University of Utah. 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 modern 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.

Romer 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. Since moving to Baltimore, Betsy has choreographed and performed with Kinetics Dance Theatre as well as taught ballet and modern dance in their 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 currently an Adjunct Faculty member at Towson University and a modern dance instructor for TUCDD. She is also a Board Certified and Licensed Massage Therapist in the State of Maryland. Special interests in the field of dance include pedagogy, modern dance, ballet and choreography.