Beverly Tipton Hammond
Beverly Tipton Hammond is an ordained elder, dancer, choreographer, visual artist, singer, songwriter, art curator, and entrepreneur. She holds an MBA from Concordia University. She began painting 14 years ago as a hobby and has over 200 paintings. Her medium is acrylic, ink marker on canvas and wood, as well as collage. Her artwork was featured in the Hennepin County Employee Exhibit in 2017, the Hennepin County Health Department Exhibit Hall and most recently her “Hattitude Series” was featured at the Minnesota African American Heritage Museum & Gallery in the “Grace Exhibit” in 2018-2019. The series features vibrant colors and hats inspired by Beverly’s passion for millinery and was featured in the StarTribune. Liturgical Flow is another popular series of paintings which speaks to the expression of worship through dance.
Beverly began dancing at the age of 5 at the Washington School of Ballet in Washington, D.C. In her teens she studied ballet, African and modern dance with Deborah London at the Cultural Arts Institute. Later she was accepted as an apprentice with the Baltimore Dance Company under the director of the late Eva Anderson.
In Fall of 1980, Beverly was accepted by the dance department of the State University of New York, at Purchase. While there, she came to understand that her dance was for the Lord! Also, called to preach the gospel her focus changed. She has ministered and taught dance ministry for 40 years! She has ministered in dance in Kenya, East Africa, South Korea and all over the United States. She trained dancers at the Pure Water School of Dance in Baltimore, MD until moving to Minnesota along with her husband, Andrew Hammond in 2016.
Beverly’s heart's desire is to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ around the world and teach the Nations to Worship in the Dance!