Betsy Schaefer Roob is a dance artist originally from Elm Grove, WI. Now based in Minneapolis for over a decade, she has worked with ARENA DANCES since 2013, and also with Erinn Liebhard’s Rhythmically Speaking, Karen L. Charles’ Threads Dance Project, and Dance & Other Behaviors. She has performed works by national and international choreographers Sasha Kleinplatz, Salia Sanou (2017 McKnight International Choreographer), and Pat Taylor among others. Her own performance work with faux pas, a duo with Julie Marie Muskat, has been presented as part of CANDY BOX Dance Festival at the Southern Theater. Prior to landing in Minnesota, Betsy lived and studied in Michigan, Oregon, and El Salvador. She graduated from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities with a self-designed Bachelor of Individualized Studies in English, Dance, and Sustainability Studies. Alongside dancing, Betsy is a certified practitioner of The Roll Model® Method and manages the Children’s Literacy Program for Hennepin Healthcare System. Her daughter is the coolest person she knows, and they enjoy many moments dancing around the kitchen together.