Beth Whelan

is a movement-based artist based in Portland. As a freelance dancer and choreographer, she has presented work through the Regional Arts and Culture Council's Night Lights, Downright Productions' Amorphous, Polaris Dance Theater's Galaxy Festival, and performed in various works of local choreographers. In February of 2019, Beth and Trevor Wilde co-presented a shared evening of dance at Performance Works Northwest called Two of a Kind. Beth was awarded the White Bird Barney Commissioning Prize alongside Trevor Wilde and Shaun Keylock, and will be creating new work for the White Bird Uncaged Series. She currently dances with Tongue Dance Project, based in St. Johns. 


Prior to Portland, Beth completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts in dance at George Mason University and freelanced in Washington DC and Philadelphia. Her writing on dance is published in Philadelphia's The Dance Journal and Oregon Arts Watch


Photography by Andrew Seistrup, Rook & Castle, @rook.castle

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