Beth Schneider was born in New York City to a distinctive film heritage including her grandfather Abe Schneider who was CEO of Columbia pictures, her Father Stanley Schneider, who was President of Columbia Pictures and produced “Three Days of the Condor”, and her Uncles Bert and Harold Schneider, both accomplished producers.
Not drawn to the mainstream Hollywood tradition, Beth has written, produced and directed seven short films exploring spiritual transformation and evolving consciousness. She has earned six international awards, including three first place for her children’s film, “The Magic Within”, and her creative movement video, “Dance With Us”, has been used in schools throughout the United States, inspiring growth and creativity through the mind-body connection. Beth has a BA in film production from the University of Central Florida.
In ‘98, “Beth the Sybil” emerged through the development of a musical performance project of original songs and dance inspired by ancient melodies and sacred texts from different cultures around the Mediterranean. Beth the Sybil; A Mystical Rock Odyssey was hailed as “profound and enchanting” and her accompanying CD, “My King Nimrod,” was reviewed as “a treat for history buffs, classical music aficionados and us rock geeks that like something different.” In addition to her original work, Beth has performed in and choreographed over thirty stage productions, including Die Fledermaus, Orpheus in the Underworld, Evita, West Side Story, Fiddler on The Roof, as well as many concert ballets.
A teacher of yoga and ballet over the last 25 years and a spiritual devotee of awakening consciousness, Beth has developed her own integrated movement system called Yoga-Dance. Yoga-Dance cultivates movement as meditation, and using dance as a creative tool for healing and transformation. October 10, 2013 is release date for the highly praised instructional DVD, “Yoga-Dance, A Spiritual Mind-Body Fitness Program”, filmed in sacred power locations of Southern Utah.
Beth developed Yoga-Dance at the Agape International Spiritual Center in Culver City, CA, and has been a teacher, a director and resident choreographer for the Movement of Agape Dance Ministry over the last 10 years. Beth also spent five years working with producer Mark Harris as a film Development Executive for Agape Media International, which is dedicated to creating inspirational and transformational media content.
Beth’s mission is to lovingly participate in the evolution of consciousness on Earth through film, dance, and music. Beth has three grown sons and two granddaughters.