Holly Beasley-Garrigan

Holly Beasley-Garrigan


Holly (she/her) is a Performance-Maker, Choreographer, Movement Director and Performer with a background spanning Theatre, Dance, Music and Live Art.

Concerned with re-claiming space – as a queer, female artist who grew up on benefits – she likes making anarchic work that seriously questions the traditional ways we’re permitted to create and consume art. Holly specialises in devised, site-specific, immersive and inter-disciplinary performance for unusual spaces and audiences.

Holly recently redeveloped her solo show OPAL FRUITS; about the fetishisation of w/b/u/c-class* stories in the Arts. She co-created, choreographed and performed as Jordan Baker in The Guild of Misrule’s Immersive Great Gatsby (2015), the longest-running immersive show in the UK, transferring to London’s West End and internationally.

Previous acclaim includes a Vault Festival Outstanding Contribution Award for The Guild of Misrule’s The Great Gatsby (2017) and Best Collective Award for The Flanagan Collective’s Adelaide Season (2016), among others.

Tonic – For greater equality, diversity and inclusion in the arts