Elloise Bethea is 17 years old and from Columbia, South Carolina. She began dancing at age twelve with Columbia Ballet School as an extracurricular activity while attending Hammond School. Elloise began working one on one with Mr. Radenko Pavlovich in the start of 2018. She has been training at Pavlovich Ballet School and is now working with Columbia Classical Ballet. Elloise has attended the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities five-week summer dance intensive in 2017 and in 2018. She attended Valentina Kozlova’s 2019 summer intensive at VKDC. Elloise also competed in the 2018 VKIBC NYC Finals and will return to NYC in 2019 for the same competition.