About Ballet Magnificat!
The People of Ballet Magnificat!
Bethany Haynes is originally from Atlanta, Georgia. She received her dance training under the direction of Amanda Neeley, Susan Beebe, and Tara Thibodeaux Drew at Praise Him With Dance in Atlanta. Bethany taught (ballet and tap) and choreographed for Praise Him With Dance for 2 years. At age 15, she choreographed and danced in a piece that received the Ultimate Skill Award at the Dance Revolution Competition in Indianapolis. She also choreographed a piece for, and danced in, the John Tesh "ALIVE" Concert in Denver. Bethany received her professional training from summer dance intensives at Ballet Rotaru and Ballet Magnificat! She joined the Professional Trainee Program at Ballet Magnificat! in 2005 and trained under Sol Nazario, Jiri Sebastian Voborsky, and Cassandra Voborsky. She taught (jazz) and choreographed for Ballet Magnificat!'s School of the Arts in 2007. In Fall 2008, Bethany was promoted to an Alpha Apprentice with Ballet Magnificat!, and to Company Artist in Fall 2009. Bethany married Frank in January 2015, and in July of that year Bethany retired from the touring company to join the teaching staff of the Trainee Program and School of the Arts.