A graduate of Canada’s National Ballet School, Mr. Beechey completed his training at the Vaganova Ballet Academy in St. Petersburg and under Stanley Williams at the School of American Ballet in New York.
Beginning his career as a soloist with the London City Ballet, he then danced for fifteen years with Charleroi/Danses in Belgium. During his career, alongside an extensive exploration of interdisciplinary, improvisation based work with Frédéric Flamand, he had the fortune to create works with Stephen Petronio, Karole Armitage, Lucinda Childs, to collaborate with artists from other fields such as the Architects Zaha Hadid, Diller and Scofidio, as well as dancing repertoire from Paul Taylor, August Bournonville, Marius Petipa and Merce Cunningham amongst others.
Upon retiring from dance, Mr. Beechey became Training Director for the National Choreographic Centre Charleroi/Danses and founded his own studio in Brussels, »The Loft«. Beechey then went on to help create the D.A.N.C.E. Programme, where he was General Coordinator, in close collaboration with William Forsythe, Wayne McGregor, Frédéric Flamand and Angelin Preljocaj.
He is the first speaker of the AKT Conference (Ausbildung Konferenz Tanz), which unites the ten professional dance training Institutions of Germany, serves regularly as a Jury Member for Youth America Grand Prix and is a member of the Artistic Committee of the Prix de Lausanne.
Since 2006, Beechey has held the position of rector of the Palucca Hochschule für Tanz Dresden