EveMarie Bessenbach

EveMarie Bessenbach is adjunct faculty within the Department of Theatre and Dance at the University of Kentucky, and she is on faculty for the UK Summer Dance Intensive. She earned her Master of Arts in Arts Administration at the University of Kentucky, and she served as the Graduate Teaching Assistant for the Department of Arts Administration.

EveMarie has been adjunct faculty within the School of Accelerated Degree Programs at Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Missouri since 2015, and she has been on faculty at the Frankfort School of Ballet, Lexington Ballet School, Dance Theatre of Tennessee’s Academy of Performing Arts, and Krupinski Academy of Dance, as well as BalletMet Columbus, where she served as an academy instructor and a teaching artist in the Education Department. EveMarie is an ABT® Certified Teacher, who has successfully completed the ABT® Teacher Training Intensive in Primary through Level 3 of the ABT® National Training Curriculum.

EveMarie graduated from Butler University on scholarship with a Bachelor of Arts in Dance Pedagogy, Summa Cum Laude with Highest Departmental Honors. She also received the first Eileen Poston Dance Scholarship, and she performed with Butler Ballet and Butler Chamber Dance. EveMarie has danced professionally with the Lexington Ballet, Dance Theatre of Tennessee, and Hosanna Sacred Arts, as well as four seasons with Missouri Ballet Theatre as a demi-soloist. She is currently a company artist with Allegro Dance Project in Lexington. EveMarie has worked with numerous choreographers, such as Ron de Jesus, Darrell Grand Moultrie, Jimmy Orrante, Kenneth Tolle, and Robert Philander Valentine. Her favorite roles include the Sugarplum Fairy in The Nutcracker, Autumn Fairy in Cinderella, and Miss Molly in Hard Rock Ballet.

EveMarie’s choreography has been presented at Butler University, Governor’s Derby Celebration, Capital City Expo Festival, and Junior Miss Pageant in Kentucky, Lexington Ballet, Dance Theatre of Tennessee, BalletMet Dance Academy, Missouri Ballet Theatre, Riverfront Dance Festival, and American Dance Troupe. She was selected to participate in the 2017 Indy Convergence, a two week residency in which artists of various disciplines collaborate to create new works of art. EveMarie also choreographed a new work, Joy Unspeakable, as a guest choreographer for Magnum Opus in Madison, Wisconsin in 2018.

Theatre & Dance
Part-Time Instructor


114 Fine Arts Building