Ben started interning at Core Dance this fall, and I couldn't be more thankful! They are a quick learner, and fit right into the vibe of the office. I'm excited to introduce Ben to our audiences! Read on to learn all about their background, interests, hopes and dreams!
Hometown: Ozark, Alabama
Education/Training: I received a B.A in Political Science and Arabic as well as my Ballet technique, Modern technique, and contemporary dance training at Emory University.
Delights: The feeling of sweat surfacing on my skin during an improvisation class, reading on a Sunday, and really strong coffee
How did you come to Core Dance? I had known about CORE for a while, but it wasn’t until I started taking classes with some of the dancers this summer in 2018 that I really got to know the company a little more personally. I started researching the company’s work and mission, and was fascinated with what I learned. At the time I was reevaluating what I wanted to do with my life after deciding against law school, and I knew I wanted to explore dance on an administrative level as well as continue performing. So, here I am!
What is one thing you are looking forward to at Core Dance? I’m looking forward to doing PR work for a company that I find truly moving. I think being fascinated about the work CORE producing makes writing and creating content for the organization a lot more fun.
Are you working on any other projects outside of Core Dance? I just finished rehearsing and performing The Excursion: realized by Noelle Kayser for Kit Modus. I’m also currently rehearsing excerpts of a reworked piece called Name Day with Staibdance this Fall, as well as creating and performing a piece tackling gender, race, sexuality entitled i call him. [her] with Okwae Miller
To read more about Ben, check out their bio here!
Barbara Branson, Publications Manager, and the People of Core Dance