Obermeyer used her journalism/telecommunicative arts degree and a lifetime of
dance and music to start her own event/public relations company. TA DA! Special Events produced and promoted
many showstoppers, ranging from six that went into the Guinness Book of World Records—to directing statewide, the first Minnesota
Festival of the Book.
became legendary. Uprisings on city streets
gathered great cross-sections of people, pulling together to dance the dance—a leapfrog,
mass break dance, bucket brigade—the sweetest peace demonstrations ever, by a
choreographer of crowds. But only a helicopter could capture the 1,801
tap dancers who opened an arts center; or the marching band, 2,512 strong, that took the town when an 80-year-old Meredith
Willson guest-conducted his 76 Trombones.
two whirled round the world, Today to
UPI and AP; Asahi News, Japan back
home to Good Morning America—the
tappers even the subject of a serigraph by international artist Hiro Yamagata. One gained an editorial in the Wall Street Journal, another a coveted Forbes Magazine Business in Arts award. Her news releases generated national stories,
Washington Post to Baltimore Sun, with Beth herself profiled in US
Magazine. She and three events won her
city’s Committee for Urban Environment award for improving the quality of life.
has a dance career, on the faculty of the Minnesota Dance Theatre, the largest
center for dance in the Midwest. She appeared
solo, A Prairie Home Companion with
Garrison Keillor; in The Boy Friend opposite
Christopher Plummer; and guest-soloed and toured Morton Gould’s The Tap Concerto with the Minnesota
Orchestra. She directed “Tap Day,” alongside
Gregory Hines, promoting his movie Tap
and has written dance reviews, Minneapolis
done seminars to business and professional groups, including Public Relations
Society of America. Her journalism
degree is from Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa.