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John Beasant III



Originally from Denver, Colorado, John also works as an independent dance artist, teaching, performing, and presenting his own dances with various companies, universities, and festivals throughout the world. While a resident of New York City for over fifteen years, he was a former member of Doug Varone and Dancers (2001-2010), has served as a guest artist with The José Limón Dance Company (2008-2011), and has also made numerous appearances as an actor and singer for the stage, television, and film. Some other company credits include: Shapiro and Smith Dance, Gallim Dance, Keith Johnson/Dancers, Company XIV, Brian Brooks Moving Company, the Music Theater of Wichita, the Aquila Theatre Company, and The Metropolitan Opera. Choreography credits include The University of Utah, the Modern American Dance Company, and the Juilliard School for the Performing Arts to name a few. John was most recently commissioned to teach master classes and create a new work for the Escuela de Danza Universidad Nacional, in Costa Rica.


  • MFA in Dance, University of Utah (2012)
  • BFA in Dance, Teikyo Westmar University (1994)

Research Interests

“Future Dance”: colliding the landscapes of the human body and digital technology through the use of current applications and leading trends.


  • Visiting Professor/Artist in Residence, Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica (2015)
  • Visiting Professor, San Jose State University (2015)
  • Full-Time Lecturer, California State University, Long Beach (2013-14)
  • Visiting Guest Artist, American University (2013)
  • Visiting Guest Artist, Rutgers University (2012)
  • Part-Time Lecturer, Muhlenberg College (2012)
  • Visiting Guest Lecturer, University of Utah (2012)
  • Adjunct Faculty, University of Minnesota (1997-2001)

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