Ms. Moore received her earliest dance training in her native Atlanta, Georgia, with the Ruth Mitchell Dance Theater, and studied on full scholarship with Pacific Northwest Ballet, The School of American Ballet, and The Joffrey Ballet during summer intensives. At age 14, she was a semi-finalist in the 1994 Jackson, Mississippi, International Ballet Competition. She attended the Kirov Academy of Ballet in Washington, D.C., on full artistic and academic scholarship, where she first met her husband-to-be, Sergiu Brindusa.
In 1998, Ms. Moore joined Orlando Ballet in Florida, the same year Sergiu joined the company, and danced for six seasons. Ms. Moore was featured in many principal and soloist roles including Paquita, The Dying Swan, Sleeping Beauty, The Nutcracker, Romeo and Juliet, Giselle, and Spartacus, and in many contemporary works including Jazz Swing, Let’s Dance Salsa, West Side Story, Passion y Fuego, Claire De Lune, Forever 40s and Bolero. Beth has had the privilege of training with Fernando Bujones, Nicholai Morozov, Tatiana Legat, Magda Aunon, Rochelle Zide-Boothe, Winthrop Corey, Cristina Saru, and Florin Brindusa.
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Beth, with husband Sergiu, opened Brindusa-Moore Ballet Academy as Co-Artistic Directors in 2005. Together, Moore and Brindusa have produced nine full-length ballets, performing alongside their students in Swan Lake, Giselle, Cinderella, Coppelia, The Sleeping Beauty, and notably, twelve consecutive seasons of The Nutcracker, proudly under the sponsorship of Rotary Club of Pocatello for eleven of those. Additionally, Beth and Sergiu have produced three all-student ballets for summer intensives: La Fille Mal Gardee, A Midsummer’s Night’s Dream, and Edward Scissorhands – The Ballet.
They have performed as guest artists elsewhere, including eight seasons as the Nutcracker Prince and Sugar Plum Fairy for Ballet Apetrei’s Nutcracker in Louisiana from 2004-2011, and as international guest artists at the Sibiu International Ballet Competition in Sibui, Romania, in July 2011. In February 2015, they and an ensemble of elite Brindusa-Moore Ballet Academy dancers were Guest Artists with the Idaho State Civic Symphony at its Valentine’s “Ballet at the Symphony Gala.” Most recently, she and her husband took their final bow from performing the lead roles in The Nutcracker ballet after 11 seasons in Pocatello, to a sold out house and standing ovations.
Brindusa-Moore Ballet Academy and Beth and Sergiu as Co-Directors, have been recognized with numerous awards and accolades since their arrival in Pocatello (see Sergiu’s profile). They joined the faculty of Idaho State University School of Performing Arts (Dance Department) as Ballet Mistress and Ballet Master in January 2015.
As this next chapter in their professional lives unfolds, Beth and Sergiu are immensely grateful for the support of the Pocatello community and its embrace of classical ballet. They are eager to join with Whitney in the great collaboration Alliance Academy of Dance represents, continuing to share their love of dance through teaching and passing along the gifts they were given.[/read]