Beth Goheen received her early conservatory classical ballet training at the Fort Wayne Ballet, and at the National Academy of Dance in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois. After graduating as a full-tuition scholarship recipient, the diverse repertory she performed included the ballet classics, modern dance, and musical theater.
Upon arriving in NYC, Beth continued to study with Nadine Revene, Lynn Simonson, Cindi Green, and Jocelyn Lorenz. She has presented her own choreography in NYC venues sponsored by The Field, Dance Space/Dance New Amsterdam, Peridance Center, Williamsburg Arts Nexus, Soundance Studio, Long Island University’s Faculty Concert, and Earl Mosley’s Institute of the Arts.
Beth has taught company classes for Complexions Contemporary Ballet, Elise Monte Dance, Earl Mosley’s Diversity of Dance, American Dance Theatre for the Deaf, and Soundance Repertory Company. She has substituted in the dance departments of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, Sarah Lawrence College, Barnard College, and Mark Morris Dance Center. She has served on the Advisory Board for Soundance Studio, Union Street Dance Studio of the Eva Dean Dance Company, and for Karen Arcenaux’s dance company Genesis. For several decades she taught ballet technique in the Professional Division of The Ailey School which includes a joint BFA program with Fordham University, as well as an adjunct professor for the BFA Dance Program at Long Island University/Brooklyn Dance Department, and open classes at Broadway Dance Center.
Beth currently teaches as an independent artist for all levels of ballet and interdisciplinary dance courses, as well as for Earl Mosley’s Institute of the Arts annual summer dance intensive, and ballet technique as a faculty member of Gibney.
Beth has developed a unique ballet class syllabus based on her classical training which integrates movement principles from her experience in modern, jazz, and yoga techniques. Her emphasis on alignment, form, and musicality enables dancers to meet the increasing technical and artistic demands of dance. Her class structure and approach supports a strong focus on development and fulfillment of individual potential and talent.