Dance Teacher Faculty Bio | Joshua Beamish | Steps on Broadway Faculty – Steps on Broadway
Joshua Beamish

Joshua Beamish founded MOVETHECOMPANY in 2005 and his works have since extensively toured throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Africa. Outside of the company, he has choreographed works for The Royal Ballet, Cape Town Opera, New York City Ballet Principals Wendy Whelan for Restless Creature and Ashley Bouder for The Ashley Bouder Project, Martha Graham Company Principal dancer Lloyd Knight, The National Ballet of Canada's YOUdance, Compania Nacional de Danza de Mexico, Cape Dance Company/South Africa, with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet for Pierced, Toronto Dance Theatre, Ballet Kelowna, Santa Barbara Dance Theater, Sylvain Brochu, the Universities of Alberta and Missouri, students at Purchase College at SUNY and The Juilliard School, Coriolus Dance, le Prisme Culturel, Halifax Dance, Ballet Jorgen and Kansas City's Wylliams/Henry Contemporary Dance, among others. As a performer, he recently commissioned new solo works from Canadian creators Ame Henderson of Public Recordings and Noam Gagnon of The Holy Body Tattoo/Co Vision Impure.

Joshua choreographed for the CBC Radio Canada reality series Ils Dansent with Nico Archambault, the Opening Ceremonies of the 2011 International Children's Winter Games, the Cultural Olympiads for both the 2010 and the 2012 Olympics and with Cirque du Soleil for World EXPO Shanghai. He has worked closely with Paul Becker as an Assistant Choreographer, Dance Captain or Performer in Warner Brothers The Wicker Man with Nicholas Cage, New Line's Code Name: The Cleaner, Nickelodeon's Jinxed, The CW's HELLCATS and VH1's Totally Awesome with Chris Kattan of Saturday Night Live. He also collaborated with Kelly Konno in Nickelodeon's Spectacular and appeared in the ABC series Life As We Know It with Kelly Osbourne.

Joshua is the recipient of artistic residencies throughout North America, including the Banff Centre, Jacob's Pillow and a term as the National Incubator Artist for the American Dance Institute in Washington, DC. He is alumni of the New York Choreographic Institute, an affiliate organization of New York City Ballet and the School of American Ballet, a Jerome Robbins Foundation grantee and was a founding member of The Joyce Theatre's Young Leader's Circle Committee. Recent notable presentations include Chicago Dancing Festival, The Joyce Theater in New York, The Royal Opera House in London, Princeton University, London's The Place, New York's Guggenheim Museum, a Jacob's Pillow world premiere, a Fire Island Dance Festival Commission, Chicago's The Harris Theater, Artists in Action in Mumbai and a 24-dancer evening for MOVETHECOMPANY commissioned by the Bangkok International Festival to celebrate 50 years of Canadian and Thai political relations. In 2012, Joshua performed in the Pillow's 80th Anniversary improvisation project From the Horses Mouth: The Men Dancers at Jacob's Pillow, alongside Arthur Mitchell and Lar Lubovitch.