Beth Coleman

Associate Director

Beth is one of the country’s up and coming directors of physical theatre and circus. Beth combines dance choreography with aerial innovation and theatrical narrative. Beth started her career competing at national level as a gymnast before gaining a BA (Hons) in Dance from The University of Liverpool. She went on to gain an MA in Acting from The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and has enjoyed a 20-year career touring internationally as an acrobat, aerialist, dancer and actress in theatre, film & television, including performing in the original cast of Batman Live World Arena Tour.

Beth has had a long association with the Generating Company as a performer, and subsequently Anystage Creative now as a valued Associate Director and working closely with Abigail Yeates as Movement Director, Choreographer & Circus Director. Credits include: Rambert and English National Ballet youth companies; Caryl Churchill’s ‘Top Girls’ and ‘Red Riding Hood’ at The Liverpool Everyman; Associate Artist at The Mercury and multiple shows for MSC’s Carousel Productions at Sea.

Beth continually tutors in choreography and directing, leading individuals to access and develop their own creative & choreographic process.

When I was a child, my head used to spin a little when I went into a theatre, I thought it was magic! I still get tingles each time I walk into a new venue or rehearsal room, and I think what an honour it is to work in a role which help creates that magical journey. I feel extremely fortunate that my role challenges both creatively and intellectually, and that I work in a profession which values the range of artistic forms which feel so intrinsic to my identity. What an honour it is to help nurture this in others, be it both the performer and the audience. To be part of this vastly experienced and inspiring team excites me about our contribution to theatre.