Colleen Bethancourt
Jazz, Technique, Conditioning

Ms. Colleen’s professional entertainment career began at the early age of 17, and it has taken her around the world and back again!  Some of her professional credits include The MGM Grand Hotel & Casino (Las Vegas, NV - dancer/swing), Walt Disney World’s “Kids of the Kingdom” (swing/lead/dance captain) and “Tarzan Rocks” (dancer), Tokyo Disney Seas (dancer), Universal Studios Orlando (dancer), and Busch Gardens (dancer). Ms. Colleen has worked closely with numerous production companies, not only as a performer, but as a part of the creative teams; visualizing and creating everything from costuming and lighting design, to stage managing and music editing.

In addition to performing for over 15 years, Ms. Colleen has worked as a studio manager and owner (Evolution Dance Center - Central Florida) and instructed students of all ages and levels in ballet, jazz, tap, hip hop, and acro. Colleen has been a part of the guest artist-in-resident program at Dr. Phillips High School Performing Arts Magnet (Orlando) for several years, and she travels the State of Florida teaching master classes, auditions, and workshops.

Ms. Colleen has traveled the globe working as a dance director and choreographer for Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL Productions - Miami and Tampa) and assistant choreographer for entities such as Celebrity Cruise Lines and the Orlando Magic Dancers. She has also been an adjudicator for many national and regional dance competitions and auditions.

Today, passion brings Ms. Colleen back into the classroom where you can find her not only teaching dance, but speaking life and positivity into her students.