Rebel-clown choreographer, Jamie Benson, defies performances traditions and dares a mass audience to interact with fun and sometimes uncomfortable ideas. Jamie Benson, proclaimed “one of the strongest, hottest contemporary dancers of his generation" by critic Lewis Segal, is an Alumnus of Cornish College of Art. Called "Chaplin-like” by Backstage West, Benson danced in LATC’s Shag with a Twist, the film Rent, McDonald's Mario commercial, TV show Dance360 and Rudy Perez Ensemble. Described as “insightful and irreverent” by LA Weekly’s Ann Haskins, Benson's lowbrow/highbrow choreographic work has been presented at the Luckman Complex, Highways, Bootleg Theater, NY Transit Museum, Triskelion and Dixon Place, featured in the NY and LA Times, Phaidon Press’ Wild Art, and awarded a grant from the Brooklyn Arts Council. His films were official selections of the 2014 Cinedans Film Festival, 2015 Athens Video Dance Project, Video Danza Havana, Bucharest International Dance Film Festival, and 2016's Salamanca Moves Festival. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.