Bethany Mitchell is a native of Mission Viejo, California, and received her early dance training at the Ballet Conservatory of Saddleback Valley under the direction of Alan McCarter. She began her professional career as an apprentice with Ballet Pacifica in Irvine, and continued on to dance with several companies in California including State Street Ballet in Santa Barbara, City Ballet of San Diego, and Liss Fain Dance in San Francisco. After receiving her B.S. in Business Administration from San Francisco State University in 2012, Bethany moved to New York and has since worked with Royal Caribbean Productions, The Onomatopoeia Theatre Company, and Indelible Dance. She also enjoys teaching alongside performing, and currently teaches creative movement for the very young at the Mark Morris Dance Center and Harlem School of the Arts. This is her first season with Battery Dance.