Bethany Formica is a dancer, educator, choreographer and artisan. Bethany graduated with a BFA from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University in 1994. Since then has worked with several New York City based companies including Sean Curran and Company, Pearson/Widrig DanceTheatre, The Kevin Wynn Collection, Michael Foley, Martha Bowers Dance Theatre Etcetera and with Philadelphia-based companies such as Boan Danz Action, Megan Mazarick, Nichole Canuso Dance Company, Melanie Stewart Dance Theatre, and Dada von Bzdülöw Theatre in Poland, among many others. Bethany has received fellowships from the Independence Foundation (2012), Rocky Award (2009),and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts for Choreography (2008), and several professional development grants from The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage through Dance Advance. Her work has been presented in Philadelphia, NYC, and in Italy, Poland, Bulgaria and England. She currently teaches modern dance technique at Swarthmore College and Bryn Mawr College and is the owner of Sawdust Siren, creating wood-centric & nature inspired art.