Beene has taught full-time at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She is currently a part-time lecturer in theatre departments at Brigham Young University, the University of Utah, and Utah Valley University. She teaches stage makeup and costume design and construction courses as well as the occasional theatre history course.
In addition to teaching, Beene likes to freelance design and has worked with theatres across the United States. In 2013, she was a costume designer and creator for BYU's production of Swan Lake. In 2014, Beene received the School of the Arts Faculty Excellence Award for adjunct faculty at Utah Valley University.