Contemporary Technique Teacher
Faculty of Dance
London SE8 3DZ
Benjamin graduated from London Studio Centre in 2009 with a First Class BA Hons Degree in Theatre Dance. He has spent the most part of his career with Michael Clark Company, with whom he has performed extensively across Europe, Australia, and America (as well as in all seasons at the Barbican, London) in, come, been, and gone, animal/vegetable/mineral, and to a simple, rock n roll.. song since their creation. He still performs with the company on a seasonal basis.
Freelancing since late 2014, Ben joined Yorke Dance Project and became part of the Figure Ground (2015), Rewind Forward (2016), and TWENTY (2019) tours. He performed at London’s Coronet Theatre (with Print Room Dance Company) in March 2016 as a member of Hubert Essakow’s Terra. In 2017, as a solo performer, Ben collaborated with internationally-renowned artist Wolfgang Tillmans in an immersive residency at Tate Modern, and in April 2019 performed at the Barbican in the Merce Cunningham Trust’s Night Of 100 Solos.
Ben’s film credits include Anna Karenina (2012) choreographed by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui; World War Z (2013) choreographed by Alex Reynolds; and How To Talk To Girls At Parties (2017) choreographed by Lea Anderson. He has also worked with fashion photographers Nick Knight, Jake Walters, Cecilie Harris, Sarah Brimley, Philip Riches, Willy Vanderperre and Elliot Kennedy, and has featured in Arena Homme+, AnOther, and Jocks&Nerds magazines – the cover model for Arena Homme+ in 2010. Completing an Extended Level 6 Diploma in Dance Teaching, with bbodance in 2017, Ben hopes to be able to broaden his career by marrying performance opportunities with teaching projects across the country. He is now an academic tutor on the diploma program and a contributor to the new contemporary dance syllabus for bbodance. In recent years, Ben has choreographed curtain-raisers on behalf of Yorke Dance Project at Arts University Bournemouth and Totton College, and has led CAT Scheme sessions in London, Birmingham, and Swindon. He is delighted to have been a part of the teaching faculty at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance since May 2018, and is looking forward to continuing on both the BA Contemporary Technique and the Personal Tutoring teams.