MOVETHECOMPANY is a non-profit charitable dance organization registered in both Canada and in America. Our primary mandate of our society is to further the awareness of, and appreciation for, contemporary dance and ballet at local, national and international arenas. We place equal focus on educational programming, primarily targeting youth, and on the creation and presentation of professional theatrical productions. 

The American chapter of the company was founded in New York in 2012 by current Artistic Director, Joshua Beamish. The company has performed throughout the globe at venues such as London’s The Place, Cape Town’s Baxter Dance Festival, Montreal’s Tangente, Usine C and Studio 303, Singapore’s Odyssey Dance Theatre, the International Ballet Festival in Miami and the Quinzena de Danca Festival in Portugal. MOVETHECOMPANY was recently received co-commission from the Canadian Embassy and the Cultural Alliance in Washington, DC and was notably selected by curators Cirque du Soleil for presentation at WORLD EXPO 2010 in Shanghai, China. The company also toured an ensemble of 24  artists for a commissioned presentation at Bangkok International Festival for Dance & Music/Bangkok Opera House. Joshua Beamish and MOVETHECOMPANY have also been the American Dance Institute (now Lumberyard) Incubator Artist-in-Residence and been granted a CDR Residency at Jacob’s Pillow. MOVETHECOMPANY made their The Joyce Theater debut in New York, as the Opening Event of the 2015 Ballet Festival and returned again in 2018 for the world premiere of The Masque of the Red Death, commissioned by the venue. The company also made their BAM debut at the 2017 Next Wave Festival.

MOVETHECOMPANY America would like to bestow our thanks upon a noteworthy group of volunteers, our Board of Directors. This outstanding group of people devote their time and dexterity to govern the proceedings of our company and to secure our viability to continue operations for many years to come.


Board of Directors

Larry Henry, Joshua Beamish, Joanna Fisher, Roger Kluge


Photo of Wendy Whelan by Christopher Duggan