Beverley Grant, is a dancer and circus artist based in Edinburgh. She trained at Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance in London. In her final year of training she got a job performing the principal role of Louise in Carousel with Opera North.
After receiving glowing reviews from numerous papers and reprised the role at the Barbican, London; in Paris at Theatre du Chatlet, and another full UK tour getting to perform on the Festival Theatre stage - a childhood dream of hers.
She then began working with Company Chordelia/Scottish Opera on Dance Derby which had a run at the Edinburgh Festival and a National tour.
In 2013 Bev’s Career took a new path. She began training in aerial dance with All or Nothing Aerial Dance company and has been a member of the company ever since and has performed in; Some of which you may have seen!
Celtic Connections (Grit Orchestra at SSE Hydro),
Sound to Sea for Commonwealth Games,
Enchanted Forest (Pitlochry),
Archerfield Fairy Trail,
Heroes (Scottish tour and Edinburgh fringe).
Her new found love for aerial dance and circus lead her to work with some incredible companies such as National Theatre of Scotland, Fidget Feet, Wired Aerial Theatre, Aerial Cirque and Taking Flight. This has taken her all over the world South America, Greenland, Iceland, France, Budapest, Norway, and Canada.
Beverley was awarded a BBC Performing Arts Fellowship in collaboration with Dance Base. She has also subsequently held funded residency weeks at IACC and Assembly Roxy to continue to develop her creative practice as a teacher, director/choreographer.
Bev has been teaching movement based classes for around 10 years from wee budding ballerinas, to teaching adults to fly. She loves the opportunity to reach such a varied demographic and work with all bodies shapes and sizes. She is always striving to try new creative ideas, apparatus and loves working with the person behind the body!
Beverley had to learn how to look after her body very early on making habits of foam rolling strength and conditioning and flexibility work with Scottish Ballet. She almost ruptured her Achilles tendon in her first year of ballet training, it was difficult at such an early stage in her career but she learned that Physio, rest, rehabilitation and proper warm up and cool downs are essential to maintaining her body and luckily I don't see her in the clinic too often now!
Bv has enjoyed training in Pilates and has been shadowing classes for a year now. Learning the Kind Kinetics style. I have no doubts she will introduce new ways to connect with our movement. One thing Bev finds so important is to listen to her body and respond when she feels something is not right. I hope she can pass on her expertise to you in the coming months.