Patricia Beaman received her B.F.A. in Dance from the University of Michigan and her M.A. in Dance History from the Gallatin School of New York University. A longtime member of the New York Baroque Dance Company, she reconstructs period dances from the Feuillet notation for the company, as well as for independent projects. Ms. Beaman has also been choreographer and movement consultant for the plays of Molière and Beaumarchè. She is Artist-in-Residence with the dance faculty of Wesleyan University, and teaches Dance History at New York University and at The New School. In addition to her work in the Baroque field, she has performed modern dance and taught contemporary partnering throughout the United States and Europe. Her writing has been published in the Dance Research Journal, the New York State Encyclopedia of the Arts, and The Book of Knowledge.