Beth Bogush

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Executive Director / Artistic Director Co-Founder

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Chairman / Co-Founder

Beth Bogush
Executive Director / Artistic Director
Co-Founder

Ms. Bogush’s career spans over 40 years as a professional dancer, dance educator, choreographer, movement specialist, director, and producer across a variety of educational, artistic, and theatrical projects. She has created, developed and consulted on numerous educational and movement programs that serve the unique needs of the worldwide children’s marketplace. Ms. Bogush has staged, directed and produced a number of nationally touring live stage productions, including a live entertainment show serving military families.

For the last fifteen years Ms. Bogush has been working in the television industry directing and producing choreography for Nickelodeon, PBS, and CBS.  Beth has received a 2008 Emmy Recognition Award for her work on the show “The Backyardigans". Other shows include PBS’s Angelina Ballerina and other award-winning Nickelodeon television shows such as Dora the Explorer, Blue’s Clues, Team Umizoomi, Bubble Guppies and Shimmer and Shine.  Her body of work has received critical acclaim in such respected publications as The New York Times, Parents Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, Dance Magazine, The Hollywood Reporter, and a cover feature in Dance Teacher Magazine.

Ms. Bogush's extensive knowledge of music genres, dance, and movement, unique understanding of movement and choreography for live action dance, coupled with her expertise in motion capture, 2D, 3D, and CG3 animation, and green screen technology, positions her as the most versatile dance/movement consultant in the entertainment industry. This expertise has been utilized in work with Wii and Kinect video gaming. 

Prior to her years in television, Beth served as the Director of the Junior Division (ages 3-18) at the Alvin Ailey School of Dance and The Boston Ballet School where she developed the First Steps conservatory-based, dance curriculum for pre-school children.  She produced and directed numerous productions for both The Ailey School and Boston Ballet, including the Nutcracker, Little Mermaid and Charlotte’s Web, to name a few. She also produced two best-selling children’s music and dance CD’s “Tots on Parade” and “Pas de Tots”, both of which have been on the best selling lists for over 15 years. 

Ms. Bogush has also worked as a consulting producer for the Spoleto Festival in Charleston, SC. She has served on numerous boards and as an advisor with The Ailey School, NYC, The Mobile Film School, and New Jersey City University.

Jim Yanney

Chairman, Co-Founder

Dr. Yanney presently resides in Charleston, SC, his family home since 1994. His advanced education was received from the University of Nebraska, Creighton Medical School, Parkland Hospital, Oregon Health Sciences University and Harvard. He is a practicing Maxillofacial / Craniofacial Surgeon and spent many years serving as the Department Chairman in his specialty at Oregon Health Sciences University (OHSU). Dr. Yanney sits on the Dean’s Advisory Board at the University of Nebraska and has been a founding member of several technology companies. 

Dr. Yanney serves on the Presidents Council of the Luis Palau Worldwide Ministry and is dedicated to supporting The G.E.M. Kids through Reverend Jimmy Gallant. One of Dr. Yanney’s passions is to empower, educate and mentor underserved children, and over the years, Dr. Yanney has supported many organizations and missions dedicated to helping our youth. The Children’s Fine and Performing Arts Foundation is a vehicle for positive change that he is passionately supporting.

Dr. Yanney is the proud father of four children.

The Children's Fine and Performing Arts Foundation

Email: bethbogush@comcast.net

Phone: 201-978-6084

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