Tandy Beal creates “dance that is exciting, mysterious, theatrical, humorous and energetic” (Seattle Post Intelligencer). Her work is “theatre at its most vibrant” (New York Post). She is “a choreographer of taste and intelligence…with a sure sense of theater.” (New York Times) “Tandy Beal and Co. astonishes us and stimulates us thoroughly…the wonderment keeps you glued.” (San Jose Mercury)
As Artistic Director for Tandy Beal and Company (‘71-present), Pickle Family Circus (‘92-‘00), and Moscow Circus in Japan (’94-’96), she has created 20 full-length shows and approximately 100 shorter works that have toured 48 states and worldwide. These have included a State Dept. tour of Eastern Europe and performances in Japan, sponsored by the Japan US Friendship Commission. Her most recent projects include directing an opera for Bobby McFerrin in Moscow, Abu Dhabi and Basel, and performing in New York for the Nikolais Centennial.