Josh Beamish
Josh Beamish

Josh Beamish

Adjudicator | Faculty

Biography


Joshua Beamish founded MOVE: the company in 2005 and his works have since extensively toured throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Africa. Outside of the company, he has created in collaboration with the National Ballet of Canada's YOUdance, Compania Nacional de Danza de Mexico, Cape Dance Company/South Africa, the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Toronto Dance Theatre, Sylvain Brochu, the Universities of Alberta and Missouri, Ballet Jorgen and Kansas City’s Wylliams/Henry Contemporary Dance, among others.

Joshua choreographed for the CBC Radio Canada reality series Ils Dansent, 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 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. Beamish is an alumni of the New York Choreographic Institute, an affiliate organization of New York City Ballet and the School of American Ballet, and a Jerome Robbins Foundation grantee. Notable recent presentations include New York’s Guggenheim Museum, a Jacob’s Pillow world premiere and a commission from the Bangkok International Festival. In 2014, he will present a duet with New York City Ballet principal dancer Wendy Whelan at New York’s Joyce Theatre and at the Royal Opera House in London. He is currently creating the debut evening for New York City Ballet principal dancer Ashley Bouder’s newly founded company.

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