Miss Bethany is a Northern Virginia native with a passion for dance. She began dancing at the age of five and grew to love many forms of dance, while developing a special talent in instructing others. Miss Outen studied extensively at a local classical ballet studio in Ballet, Pointe, Modern, Tap, Jazz, and Pilates and performed with the both the junior and senior company of the Ballet Arts Ensemble of Fairfax for many years. Along with her training, Miss Bethany was given the opportunity to study with many Master Teachers/ Choreographers such as, Maniya Barredo of Metropolitan Ballet Theatre of Atlanta, Lucy Bowen-McCauley of Bowen McCauley Dance Company, Gyula Pandi of North Carolina School of the Arts, Kathryn Posin of New York Univerity, Richard Rholdon of Delta Festival of New Orleans, Susan Shields of George Mason University, and Karen Studd of George Mason University and Laban Institute of Movement Studies. She started her teaching career early by being a teacher’s assistant by the age of 10 and a co-teacher/teacher by 16. In high school, Miss Bethany expanded her teaching skills to special needs students at her high school, teaching different dances and styles, as well as choreographing their yearly prom dance. While in college she had the opportunity to teach Pilates to students, faculty, and staff through the recreational program at her university. Throughout her years of teaching dance, Miss Bethany has been able to illustrate her love of dance to many students of different ages with or without varying physical, mental, and emotional needs and believes that everyone has the ability to dance if they have the right tools! In 2014, Miss Outen graduated with a BS in Psychology with minors in Biology and History from Shenandoah University. She continues to teach dance in her free time! Miss Bethany will be a substitute teacher at Not Just Dance and looks forward to meeting all of the amazing NJD dance students.