A graduate of the Indianapolis School of Ballet, Betsy Boxberger trained under the direction of Victoria Lyras. At ISB she performed roles such as Raymonda in Raymonda, the lead girl in Valse Fantaisie, Odette in Swan Lake, Swanilda and Dawn in Coppelia, and Dew Drop, Snow Queen and George Balanchine’s Sugar Plum in The Nutcracker.
Betsy earned a double Bachelor of Arts in Dance and Environmental Science and Policy from Duke University where she was instructed by Tyler Walters and Julie Janus Walters. She performed featured roles with the Duke Dance Program, including the lead soloist in Gerald Arpino’s Reflections. She was awarded the Clay Taliaferro Dance Award and the Julia Wray Dance Award by the Duke Dance Program. While in college, Betsy taught ballet and pre-ballet at Walltown Children’s Theatre.
As a company member with Ballet Quad Cities, Betsy performed prominent roles in both classical and contemporary ballets and had the opportunity to work with choreographers Deanna Carter and Elie Lazar. Betsy was selected to give a master class as part of the Wheaton College Artist Series, and she was also on faculty at the Ballet Quad Cities School of Dance. Betsy is excited to be back at ISB!