From: Chesapeake, Virginia
Reigner Bethune, a native of Chesapeake, Virginia began to immerse himself in dance at age 10, under the instruction of Andrei Yemelianov. Bethune's performances include an array of styles ranging from ballets such as The Nutcracker, Giselle, Rite of Spring, and Romeo and Juliet, to Erick Hawkin's Kite Tales. He has also been hired as a guest artist for venues, such as Carolina Ballet, Virginia Ballet Theatre, and the Virginia Opera. He then joined Todd Rosenlieb Dance, a modern dance company in Norfolk, VA for 2 years. Deciding to go back to ballet, he joined Pensacola Ballet as a principal dancer under Richard Steinert. Bethune taught full time for 2 years at Greenville Civic Ballet while dancing with their preprofessional company in Greenville, NC. Additionally, Bethune trained with Ballet West, Valentina Kozlova’s Dance Conservatory of New York, Ballet Magnificat, Pittsburgh Ballet, and Burklin Ballet. Bethune is excited to be joining his first season with Carolina Ballet.