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John Beasant and Dancers


Celebrating connection through dance and the exploration of the human experience.


John Beasant III is an American choreographer and an Assistant Professor of Dance at the University of Houston’s School of Theater and Dance. John received his MFA from the University of Utah in 2009. Mr. Beasant has worked as a professional dancer in various New York City-based contemporary dance companies such as: Doug Varone and Dancers (2001-2010), The José Limón Dance Company (2008-2010), Andrea Miller’s Gallim Dance (2007-2009), and Elisabeth Motley/Motley Dance (2007-2008).Some other company credits include: Keith Johnson/Dancers, Shapiro and Smith Dance, Company XIV, ARENA Dances by Mathew Janczewski, the Music Theater of Wichita, Jazzdance by Danny Buraczeski, The Aquila Theatre Company, and The Metropolitan Opera. John's choreography has been commissioned by various companies and universities across the globe. He has taught, performed and shown his choreography throughout the United States as well as Canada, Costa Rica, Germany, Venezuela, Colombia, Switzerland, Uzbekistan, Australia, Mexico, and Italy.Mr. Beasant’s work has also been honored and performed at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC as part of the Nationals Celebration of the American College Dance Festival Association. A few choreography credits include works created for the Compaña de Cámera Danza (UNA), the Modern American Dance Company, and the Juilliard School for the Performing Arts. John is a recipient of the 2018 Support for Artists and Creative Individuals Grant. This grant is funded by the City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance. 

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