Choreographer and movement director from Sweden who is based in London.
Having choreographed for a wide variety of artists, brands and companies Benjamin has earned a vast experience in the music, dance and fashion industry. His expertise in contemporary and urban dance and ability to combine the two has allowed him to push boundaries of how dance is seen with artists such as Madonna, FKA twigs, Kylie Minogue, Mykki Blanco, Zara Larsson, Taylor Swift, Teyana Taylor, Gaika and Mykki Blanco. In the fashion industry he recently movement directed Gareth Pugh’s Spring/Summer 2019 collection which Vogue called ”A tribute to boundary-pushing style” and has worked with fashion brands such as Vivienne Westwood, Mulberry, Nike, Craig Green, Adidas, Burberry, Uniqlo, Hermés and Yohji Yamamoto. He is a cast member in the upcoming movie adaptation of Cats, directed by Tom Hooper.
He has been featured and interviewed in Dazed, Love Magazine, Wonderland Magazine, Vogue Italia, The New York Times, Dancing Times, CR Fashion Book and i-D magazine. In 2019 he was selected as one of Dazed100 people defining now, in 2016 he received an MTV nomination for his work with FKA twigs ”Glass and Patron”. His choreography for ”Way Over There” for Vogue Italia and Vivenne Westwood won first place at The Fashion Film Festival. In 2019 he wrote, choreographed and created the short film ”New Ways” with director Jonas Hegi which premiered on Nowness, and in 2018 he was a jury member for the UK Music Video Awards.
In 2009 he started developing his interest in Voguing and the ballroom scene, which later led him to move to New York City to learn and study with the icons and the legends. He has since then been at the forefront of the development of the ballroom scene in the UK, becoming UK Father of The House of Milan, walked and won balls in the category of ”New Way” across Europe and America, judged and taught workshops all over the world and was in 2017 the recipient of the prestigious ”UK’s Finest” at the Paris Awards Ball. Every year he organizes the annual British Fashion Ball, an event for the LGBTQIA+ community that celebrates and provides a safe space for the community to come together and uplift each other, compete and grow. This years event will be on the 31st of August at the Oval Space.
He received his formal training at London Contemporary Dance School (BA) and when living in New York City.
Benjamins work is centered around high craftsmanship, a lasting connection between viewer and performer and a curiosity for how dance and the visual arts can be combined to create new possibilities.
He signed with Box Artist Management as a choreographer and movement director in 2016.