BETH ITH, Director
Tap - Ballet - Jazz - Lyrical - Hip Hop - Turns & Progressions
Beth has been dancing since the age of three in Tap, Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary, Ballet, and Hip Hop. She found her passion for Tap dancing, very early on, and since, focused on excelling in the technique and different styles of Tap. Beth's teaching journey started at Studio 1 Dance Studio (owned by her mom, Sue Warter) when she was 18 yrs old. She stayed teaching at Studio 1 for over 15 years as well as other dance studios along the way where she taught Tap, Jazz, Lyrical, Turns & Progressions. Beth was also Co-Director for the past few years. She is a certified member of both Dance Educators of America (DEA) and Dance Masters of America (DMA). Beth has been recognized for her choreography in both regional and national dance competitions. She has seen her students go on to pursue dance careers with appearances on Dancing with the Stars, GLEE, So You Think You Can Dance, the movie Fame, Emmy Awards, Video Music Awards, and the television show Bunheads. Many of her student’s further their dance training after high school in dance programs at Cornish College of the Arts (Seattle), Broadway Dance Center (NY), Oklahoma City University, and University of Colorado Boulder and in professional performing companies. Beth has judged national dance competitions and taught tap master classes around the US, where she enjoys passing on her love and knowledge of tap dancing to students. In 2013, Beth started her new dance journey as Owner and Director of Rhythm & Soul Dance Studio.
Emily has been dancing since the age of three and has been trained in Tap, Jazz, Ballet/Pointe, Lyrical, Modern, Clogging, Theatrical and Hip Hop. She grew up doing many competitions and won many top awards, and high scores with Act One Dance Studio and Barclay Shelton Dance Center, where she finished dancing her senior year in high school. Emily took a few years off from dancing but was given an amazing opportunity back into the dance world with Rhythm and Soul Dance Studio for the last 3 months of the 2017-2018 dance season. In Emily’s free time she can be found hanging out with her two bulldog puppies, Lola and Levi and husband Cameron. Emily is very excited to start this new adventure with Rhythm and Soul Dance Studio and looks forward to sharing her love for dance with her students.
Victoria received her professional training at Academia de la Danza Mexicana del INBA , where she graduated with a BFA in Classical and Contemporary Dance. In 2007 she moved to Seattle where she has performed for various dance companies including International Ballet Theater, Evergreen City Ballet, ARC Dance, City Opera Ballet, Olympic Ballet Theater and Katy Hagelin Dance Project. As a choreographer she has participated at the Seattle International Dance Festival, Katy Hagelin Dance Project, Bohemia, Drybones Artist Collective and Le Faux. Victoria truly enjoys teaching and is excited to share her love of ballet with RSDS.
AMY J. JONES
Rhythm & Soul Competition Team Choreographer
Jazz - Lyrical
Amy began dancing at the age of three. She grew up doing several dance competitions, receiving many awards along with scholarships to Tremaine and The Edge in Los Angeles. Amy was named the 1992 Jr. Miss Dance of the Pacific Northwest and 1st runner up in the 1994 Miss Dance of the Pacific Northwest Competition. She trained for two years in the World Arts and Cultures Department at UCLA before moving to New York and continuing her training at Alvin Ailey American Dance Center. Amy performed with the Fred Benjamin Dance Company in New York then moved on to tour nationally with the Forces of Nature Dance Theatre Company for three years. She is a talented choreographer who has been recognized regionally and nationally for her unique style. Amy is a proud mom to her little man, Rylin and her little girl, Ramseigh. Amy has been part of the RSDS family since 2013 and believes Rhythm & Soul Dance Studio is an inspiring place to grow as a choreographer and dancer.
Alexis fell in love with ballet at the tender age of 3. As the years went on, she continued her training in ballet, pointe, lyrical, contemporary, modern, jazz, hip hop, and tap, winning many top awards and scholarships at regional competitions. Summers were spent doing dance intensives and musicals. Alexis finished her high school dance training at Cornish College of the Arts and Westlake Dance Center. In 2019, she graduated from the University of Washington with a BA in Dance and Communication having trained with Hannah Wiley, Alethia Alexander, Alexandra Bradshaw-Yerbie, Mark Haim, and Steven Sofia. Alexis’s passion for teaching began when she was in high school as a volunteer teacher. A year later she began teaching at a local studio. That same year Alexis began choreographing musicals for The Red Curtain Foundation and Snohomish High School. In the last couple of years, Alexis has fully enjoyed taking students to regional and national competitions winning top awards as a teacher. Throughout the years she danced and performed professionally in the Seattle area. Alexis is eager to begin her new journey at Rhythm and Soul!