Ben Duke

Ben is Artistic Director of Lost Dog. He trained at the Guildford School of Acting, London Contemporary Dance School and has a first class degree in English Literature from Newcastle University.

His work explores the overlap and transition between Dance and Theatre. As well as his work for Lost Dog, Ben has directed and choreographed works for other companies.  He has just finished working with Barely Methodical Troupe on their latest show Kin which premiered at the Roundhouse in April 2016.

As well as his creations for Lost Dog, Ben has been commissioned to create work for Scottish Dance Theatre (The Life and Times of Girl A), Dance Umbrella (The Difference Engine) supported by Dance East and the Junction and numerous post-graduate performing companies including Verve and Intoto. He has choreographed for projects by The National Theatre of Scotland (Dolls), the Gate Theatre, London (Sexual Neuroses of our Parents) and Handspring UK (CROW). As a performer he has worked with Probe, Hofesh Shechter Company, Tilted Productions, The Gate Theatre, The National Theatre of Scotland, Glyndebourne Opera and Punchdrunk.

Ben Duke is a Work Place Artist, was Associate Artist at South East Dance 2012-2014 and was recipient of the Bonnie Bird New Choreography Award 2011.

In 2016 Ben won the National Dance Critics Award for Outstanding Male Performance for Paradise Lost (lies unopened beside me).


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