A strong and enthusiastic passion for music at a young age led Bethany van Barneveld on the path to musical theatre. After being cast in her first musical in 2011 as the vibrant Hedy La Rue in “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying”, she was hooked. Since then, her passion has grown and stretched towards the musical theatre industry, while her instrumental music roots remain strong.
Bethany studied musical theatre at the Griffith Conservatorium, graduating in 2015 with a Bachelor of Music.
Bethany is also a master of improvisation, clowning, Stanislavski and Shakespearean. Under the direction of Paul Sabey, Conservatorium credits include ensemble works in “Oklahoma!” and “Godspell”, “Working” and she was also thrilled to play the role of Kristine Urich in the production of “A Chorus Line”. She was a featured artist in “Con2TheCabaret”, “Who’s on Now?” and in David Ives’ “Words, Words, Words”.
Bethany has most recently been involved with the new Australian production of “Flaws and All”, enjoying breathing life into fresh characters. A dedicated and polished performer, she is always pushing her limits to become an established, appealing and lilting presence on stage.