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Trinity Laban dance alumni, Taylor Benjamin and Matthew Sandiford, have both been cast in the Talent 2013, the brand new show from the award-winning and hugely popular BalletBoyz®. After thrilling audiences all over the globe with dance shows on stage and TV, the all-male company will perform brand new works: SERPENT by Liam Scarlett, one of the UK's most promising dance-makers, and FALLEN by Russell Maliphant, the multi-award-winning choreographer and Associate Artist of Sadler's Wells. the Talent premiered on 18 January at the Watford Palace Theatre before embarking on a nationwide tour that will include six performances at Sadler's Wells in March.
Taylor Benjamin discovered dance at college in his hometown of Barnstaple, before going on to train at Bird College and then coming to Trinity Laban as a member of the Transitions Dance Company. Since graduating, he has worked with BalletBoyz, 2Faced Dance Company, Kompany Malakhi, and is also an experienced teacher.
Matthew Sandiford was a member of the Charlie Dixon Dance Company while he was studying at Trinity Laban and has also performed at The Place as part of Resolution! In August 2012 he was a featured dancer in the London 2012 Closing Ceremony. This is his first season with BalletBoyz.
Founded by former Royal Ballet lead dancers Michael Nunn and William Trevitt in 2000, BalletBoyz is an internationally renowned all-male dance company, known for being one of the most cheekily original and innovative forces in modern dance. The company thrills audiences all over the world with its distinctive style, fusing energetic and graceful dance with stunning music and film.
For more information and performance dates, please go to www.balletboyz.com/tour-dates/
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