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Miss Beatrice Jarvis

Lecturer in Dance


Beatrice Jarvis ( 1987) ( PhD) is an urban space creative facilitator, choreographer and researcher, and founder of the Urban Research Forum and The Living Collective. She holds a practice based PhD from The University of Ulster and the University of Kingston. As a dance artist, she works in Romania, Gaza, Berlin, Germany and Northern Ireland to generate large-scale and site specific choreographic works to explore the social power and potential of embodied movement practices. Her socio-choreographic research has been profiled within Pina Bausch Symposium, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, dOCUMENTA (13), The National School of Art Bucharest, Galway Dance Festival, Goldsmiths CUCR Tate, and the American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting 2013. Her commissions include GroundWorks Jerwood Space, Steven Lawrence Center and EGFK Berlin. 

Areas of specialism

  • Site Specific Performance
  • practice based research
  • Somatic practice
  • Social Choreographic Practice
  • Dance within socio-political infrastructures as apparatus
  • Collaborative Performance
  • Dance and Urban Design


  • PhD: Dancing Place: Embodied urban narrative and the choreographic workshop. The Sociological Dimension of Choreography as framework for progression of social reconciliation and revisoning urban cartography.
  • MA: ( Goldsmiths) Sociology and Research Architecture
  • BA ( hons) Choreography and Visual Arts Practices: Dartington College of Arts.



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