Joshua Beamish


Joshua has extensively toured North America, Europe, Asia and Africa. He has created for The Royal Ballet, The National Ballet of Canada, Dutch National Ballet Junior Company, Vancouver Opera, Cape Town Opera, New York City Ballet Principal dancers Wendy Whelan for Restless Creature and Ashley Bouder for The Ashley Bouder Project, Compania Nacional de Danza de Mexico, Toronto Dance Theatre and Cirque du Soleil for World EXPO Shanghai. He was an inaugural artist-in-residence at The Joyce Theater’s Choreographic Center.

Artistic Vision

As the son of a dance teacher, I grew up appreciating the traditions of form. I am drawn to work that utilizes the facility of ballet technique as juxtaposed against the invention of unique gesticulations. I engage audiences through virtuosic physicality and intricate gestures, resulting in movement statements grounded in an intent of emotional resonance. My explorations are marked by the body’s ability to convey longing, compassion and sensuality through a release, a breath, a collapse, a series of spiral rotations.

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