(from her CU Boulder online bio…)
MFA in Choreography, Ohio State University; BA in Dance, University of Washington, Assistant Professor, CU faculty member since 2007. Beahm is a teacher, choreographer and filmmaker who has recently worked with Teena Marie Custer, Sara Hook, David Parker and the Bang Group, Michelle Ellsworth, Gabriel Masson, Anna Sapozhnikov, Rebecca-Nettl-Fiol, Esteban Donoso, the Mark Morris Dance Group and Buglisi/Foreman Dance. She is also a founding member of the Seattle born company Cava-Parker Dance whose new home is in Puebla, Mexico. She formed the Columbus Movement Movement (cm2), an organization supporting the development and visibility of contemporary dance artists in Columbus, Ohio, which was named one of Dance Magazine’s “Top 25 to Watch” in 2007. Before relocating to Colorado, she was a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois for 3 years and a Guest Lecturer at the Ohio State University. She was part of the summer faculty at the Interlochen Arts Camp for 8 years and has been a frequent guest artist at the Interlochen Arts Academy. She has presented solo/group choreography and taught nationally in California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Missouri, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Utah,Washington, and internationally in Ecuador and Costa Rica. Her multi-media work has been shown at the Digital Cabaret Technology Conference in Urbana, Illinois and at the Underground and the Leo Kreilsheimer Theatre in Seattle, WA.
Beahm co-wrote, directed, produced and choreographed the feature dance film, Leading Ladies, which premiered at the Sonoma International Film Festival in 2010, and has played to sold-out audiences at over 60 festivals world-wide, including: New York’s NewFest, Los Angeles’ Outfest, San Francisco’s Frameline, the Palm Springs International Film Festival, the Starz Denver Film Festival, the Cannes Independent Film Festival, and won “Best Feature” at the Palm Beach Women’s Film Festival and San Francisco United Film Festival. Her interest in dance, its relationship to popular culture, and its ability to impact change, is at the heart of all of her research and teaching. Leading Ladies will be distributed by Wolfe Films and available on DVD in September 2011. www.leadingladiesmovie.com.