Ben performing at July 2018's WORKINONIT, our in-studio works in progress cabaret.
Since moving to Philly Ben has danced with Academy of Phresh and Penn student group Strictly Funk, plus he teaches pop-up classes and attends freestyle battles when he gets the chance. In the meantime, he's almost completed his PhD from Penn in Philosophy of Mind. His thoughtful side comes out in his choreography and teaching, which he's been developing for about 10 years. He wants his classes to push students to explore the music with their bodies' full range of motion. Come get immersed in soundspace with him!
In Ben's words: "This class is great for developing choreo pick-up, musicality, and the control and understanding of your body's motion. It offers choreography that surfs from rhythm to rhythm, exploring diverse possibilities for illustrating sound and intention. The pieces draw on a range of styles that have influenced UMA's teachers, including hip-hop, popping, and house."