Gary has spent many years popularising the ‘lost art’ of figure skating, in response to feeling that it’s artistic dimension has been subsumed by the competitive sport. He feels that ‘skating has lost its beauty and charm’ and therefore follows a more creative approach. ‘I have been skating mindfully for decades and decades. I live an experimental and free-spirited life with diverse experiences to shape personality, fuel inspiration, and reach out to folks from varied walks of life. You’ve got to keep reinventing yourself to keep it interesting… I have a reputation as a creative individual, and I nurture that reputation as much as possible.’
Since the 1990s, Beacom has delivered the Gary Beacom Blade Master Seminars and the I’m Your Man performance tour all over the world, and worked as a choreographer based in Oberstdorf, Germany and Tokyo, Japan.
In 2017, Gary appeared at Billingham Festival in Peacock Lake, an ice show created by Balbir Singh. This was the first time the two had worked together and proved a fruitful experience which has led to further collaborations. These include The Creative Spirit of John Curry, The (Elusive) Art of Figure Skating which was developed by Balbir Singh to showcase Gary’s unique approach to skating, while The Boy with the Rollerblades, also developed by Balbir, is a children’s show with a timely environmental message.