is an Artist-in-Residence at Wesleyan University and an Adjunct in Dance History at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and its Open Arts division. She received her B.F.A. in Dance from the University of Michigan and her M.A. in Dance History from the Gallatin School of New York University. As a long-time member of Catherine Turocy’s New York Baroque Dance Company, she has toured throughout the United States, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and Europe. In addition to numerous dance programs, she has appeared in over fifteen opera-ballets with the company, and as a guest artist with Ars Antiqua, Louis Louis, Brooklyn Friends Ensemble, and Sinfonia NY. Ms. Beaman has choreographed for French historical plays by Moliére and Beaumarché, as well as for Italian Commedia dell’'arte. In 2004 she directed, choreographed, and performed in Moliére’'s Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme at Wesleyan University. Ms. Beaman has also worked on the reconstruction and performance of theatrical passacailles from 18th century Feuillet-Beauchamp notation with Ms. Turocy, as well as with independent dance scholars Alan Tjaarda Jones and Ann Jacoby in France, and Deda Cristina Colonna in Milan. Ms. Beaman’s solo triptych, Goddess, Siren, Monster, (2009) features her neo-baroque staging of the passacailles of Venus, Armide, and Scylla, and has been presented at the International Choreographer’s' Showcase in Avignon, France, Wesleyan University, and at the Mark Morris Dance Theater and the Soaking Wet Festival in NYC. In addition to her work in Baroque dance, Ms. Beaman has also choreographed and performed modern dance, and taught contemporary partnering in the United States and Europe. She recently received a Mellon grant to reconstruct choreographer Yvonne Rainer's Trio A and Chair/Pillow, Postmodern works from the Judson Church era. She is currently researching the juxtaposition of the formulaic similarities between 18th century French theatrical dances and those of analytic Postmodern dance of the 1960s. Her writing has been published in the Dance Research Journal, The NY State Encyclopedia of the Arts, and The Book of Knowledge and her upcoming textbook, An Introduction to World Dance Cultures, will be published by Routledge Press in 2017.