Welcome to my website
I’m Bethany Kingsley-Garner, Principal Dancer with The Scottish Ballet Company performing lead roles across the UK and around the world in theatres such as the prestigious Mariinsky Theatre, Grand Opera House Beijing and The Kennedy Centre in the USA,
I was born in Devon where my love of dance begin at 3 years old. I joined the Royal Ballet School age 11 and completed the full eight years of training, graduating with Honours in 2007 after winning The Wyre Drawer Company Leavers Prize, The April Olrich Award for Most Dynamic Performer and First Commendation in Young Dancer of The Year. During this time I performed with The Royal Ballet Company in numerous performances including The Nutcracker and Swan Lake.
After being offered a contract, I joined Scottish Ballet in 2007 and was promoted to Soloist and then Principal Dancer having performed numerous roles. In 2016 I was nominated by the Critics Circle for Outstanding Classical Performance.
I am actively involved in dance education teaching and guest coaching at workshops and seminars. I have been awarded certification for teaching by the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and been selected as a Champion of Scotland to inspire, motivate and encourage young people. Additionally, more recently undertaking The Royal Ballet Inspire Teaching Course. I enjoy presenting to audiences and have appeared as a Ballet Mentor for the BBC Young Dancer 2018 programme where my mentee went on the win the Ballet Finals.
I am a member of the Dance Forward team providing one to one private coaching to dancers of all ages and abilities. I have modelled for numerous photographic projects and also appeared in film, exhibitions and magazines. It is an honour to be named The People’s Ballerina by the people who have enjoyed connecting with me through the arts.
Inspiring others to believe in themselves is my passion. Dance is for everyone so keep dancing in any way possible.