B.E. Dance LA (Beautify Earth Dance Los Angeles) is a new professional dance company based out of Santa Monica, CA, on a mission to provide the Beautify Earth community with a new aspect of beautification. It creates performance and teaching opportunities for trained dancers, learning opportunities for new dancers, and brings a new perspective to the visual art and dance worlds.
To bring the freedom of dance to many. To inspire love in living. To bring together and empower communities. To beautify. To create smiles. To expand the Beautify Earth cause.
Each performance of B.E. Dance LA will explore the live creation of visual art while dancing. The artwork resulting from B.E. Dance LA’s performances will then be sold, proceeds to go towards Beautify Earth projects.
Beautify Earth Artists:
Each performance will also be a platform for Beautify Earth artists to create, promote, and sell their artwork. Artists of all genres get to create opportunities to live and thrive off of their talents and dedication, and B.E. Dance LA is committed to creating community and opportunity for such.
Heather Rabun, an Austin, Texas native, started B.E. Dance LA in early 2014 to explore the creation of visual art through her first passion: dance. Heather is a co-founder and director of Beautify Earth, with a BFA in Ballet and Modern Dance from TCU. She has danced professionally for companies including L.A. Choreographers & Dancers and Dallas Neo-Classical Ballet, as well as for various productions throughout Dallas and Los Angeles. Heather is passionate about creating opportunities for artists to shine, and loves the inspiration found through collaboration.
The company consists of professionally trained and adventurous dancers residing in Los Angeles. Dancing with paint can be unpredictable and requires a degree of courage and improvisational skills, which make it not only interesting to view, but interesting to take part in too! Our past and present warriors of painting while dancing include Kistina Pressler, Elizabeth Ann Poinsette, Linnea Snyderman, Kirby Harrell, Michael Quiett, Jennifer Sherry, Jacqueline Hinton, Calypso Jete,Kevin Scott Cannon, and Artur Aleksanyan.