Betsy Baytos, Character Movement Consultant

Betsy Baytos as the 'Betsy Bird', featured on  The Muppet Show.

Betsy Baytos as the 'Betsy Bird', featured on The Muppet Show.

“Make your brand come alive!”

No matter what the medium, your character IS your brand, and should be instantly recognizable. Choreography imprints your character with personality, while expanding your story and product appeal. I infuse my expertise in character movement, while working with experts in every field, including Disney feature animation, Muppets, Faerietale Theatre, Ringling Bros., Cirque Du Soleil and Universal Studios Osaka. My character movement workshops and coaching bring me to museums, Cal Arts, UCLA, Disney Artists Development, Walker Arts Museum and Oxford University. Whatever the medium, I will make your characters dance!

Betsy Baytos is something of a national treasure for animators. Her knowledge of Eccentric and comedic dances (and dancers) from all over the world, coupled with her expert and inventive choreography, makes her a boon to animators... Working with her on Disney’s The Princess and the Frog, was a joy, a marvel, and a hoot, and I can’t wait until we can work together again!
— Eric Goldberg | Supervising Animator, Walt Disney Animation Studios
Thank you for the great, great choreography! You made our characters dance!
— John Musker & Ron Clement | Directors of Princess and the Frog, Walt Disney Animation Studios
Betsy brings an unusual creative perspective to her teaching, through her expertise in Eccentric Dance, visual comedy and her years working as a Disney animator. As a guest lecturer for my Cal Arts stop motion performance class, Betsy inspired students on how to create wonderful character movement and apply exaggerated body language, through rarely seen vintage dance clips. Betsy is a rare and unique talent.
— Stephen Chiodo | Director, The Chiodo Bros.
I was fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with Betsy during Disney’s Princess and the Frog. Betsy’s historic research, her entertaining choreography and unique walk cycles, were invaluable and indispensable to me.
— Andreas Dejas | Supervising Animator, Walt Disney Animation Studios