Bethan Ryland – Dance Worker

Bethan RylandBeth wants to make the arts accessible to as many people as possible, believing in the inspirational power of the arts. Beth’s work in dance and drama focuses on the area of applied theatre especially working with vulnerable adults, in prison settings and with people with dementia.

Beth started off as a Ballroom and Latin American competitor and has performed all across the UK and Europe. She began teaching 8 years ago and is a qualified Ballroom and Latin coach. Beth also has lots of experience teaching street dance, salsa, Bollywood, freestyle, ballet and modern dance, mainly in schools and in community settings.

Beth has a degree in Performing Arts from the University of Portsmouth and it is here her love for applied drama was born. She has recently completed a MA in Drama at the Atrium, Cardiff and has dedicated her projects to community arts work with the elderly, vulnerable adults and offenders, offering people new ways of expressing themselves and providing opportunities to experience the arts. Beth’s work promotes the use of dance and movement and the benefits of this on participants.

“I hope to bring dance into people lives to show them the joy and achievement that can be experienced from participating in it and how it can do a great deal of good for the body, the mind and the soul.”

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