Benjamin Stevenson is a movement artist from rural Alabama. They attended Emory University, where they received their B.A in Political Science and Arabic. In addition to their primary studies, they maintained an active presence in both the Dance and Creative Writing programs. Benjamin began developing their artistry while living abroad in Casablanca, Morocco. Here, they wrote a series of narrative prose based on their research and personal interviews with queer youth in the region. Upon graduating with their bachelors degree, they began cultivating their writing into movement and choreography as a means of facilitating insightful dialogue on topics such identity politics, multiculturalism, and mental health. A snipped of their first solo work, Mother’s Day, premiered in July of this year. They enjoy using prose as an impetus for their personal movement practice. Moreover, navigating their identity as a non-binary person of color is an important component in the development of their movement practice. This self-navigation process is something they encourage their readers and viewers to do when experiencing their work. Currently, Benjamin resides in Atlanta, Georgia where they are rehearsing with Staibdance, Kit Modus, and Okwae Miller. Their writing has been published in Wussy Magazine, Floromancy, Adolescent Content, Emory University’s queer literary magazine Mr. Ma’am., and the Middle Eastern literary magazine Khabar Keslan. Benjamin has also worked with other notable movement artists such as Anicka Austin, Bella Dorado, George Staib, Kathleen Wessel, Noelle Kayser, and Okwae Miller. They look forward to exploring a different aspect of dance as a communications intern with Core Dance.