Artist Teacher

Blythe has trained with The Rock School for Dance Education, Columbia City Ballet, Ballet Magnificat, Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, and Atlantic City Ballet. Blythe was offered scholarships to attend Joffrey Ballet, Boston Conservatory, and SUNY Purchase. She attended The University of the Arts on scholarship and graduated with a BFA in Ballet Performance in 2004. She was offered a trainee position with Ballet Magnificat in Jackson, MS in 2005. Her performance credits include Regional and National Dance America Festivals and soloist roles in The Nutcracker, Paquita, Swan Lake, Les Sylphides, and The Sleeping Beauty, all performed at The Merriam Theater in Philadelphia, PA. Blythe was a member of Alchemy Dance Company for seven years and danced several performances of new work throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York. She danced extensively in a touring Tina Turner Review show entitled Simply the Best for four years. Blythe was a member of Danse4Nia Repertory Ensemble for five years in which she also choreographed for the company and taught on faculty for the Danse4Nia Conservatory. As a part of D4N she danced in performances such as Thelma Hill Dance Festival and Pentacle Dance Works. Blythe is a dancer with DanceSpora, under the direction of Heidi Cruz-Austin and Klassical Contemporary Ballet Company. She is also a guest performer with Meredith Stapleton Dance and Dr. Laura Katz. In the Summer of 2012, Blythe completed the Lester Horton Pedagogy Workshop at Alvin Ailey. Blythe graduated with a Master of Fine Arts in Dance from Temple University in 2016. Her pas de deux, Pales in Comparison was chosen to be performed at the Koresh Come Together Festival. In January of 2015, Blythe had the opportunity to set a piece entitled, Watermark on Pennsylvania Ballet 2. It was commissioned specifically for the program One Book, One Philadelphia at the Philadelphia Public Library. She has also presented work in the Outlet Dance Project, ReasonsLegacy 2NY, KODeFe NYC, ETC Performance Series, and Act 1/Act 2. She is a dance instructor, choreographer, and coach for several studios throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania and has worked in the Philadelphia school system under the organization PAEP, Philadelphia Arts in Education Partnership. She has trained dancers to compete in YAGP that have gone on to perform in the finals in NYC. In the fall of 2017 Blythe joined the staff of The Settlement Music School Kaleidoscope program. In addition to teaching, Blythe has worked counseling young dancers for Ballet organizations including CPYB, Ballet Magnificat, and American Ballet Theater. Blythe is the Associate Artistic Director and founder of Magnolia Hill Studios: Art and Dance, a studio dedicated to sharing a love of the visual and performing arts with children. She has choreographed 10 full length Ballets for the studio. Blythe was a recipient of the Temple University Project Completion Grant to complete her MFA thesis concert and the Rose Veronica Choreography Award. On April 1, 2017 Blythe presented, UnShifting Shadows on her company, Blythe Contemporary Ballet. Blythe is an adjunct professor at Boyer College of Music and Dance at Temple University.

Specialties: Kaleidoscope Pre-K (Dance)

Divisions: Early Childhood

Locations: Germantown Branch