Benjamin Wegman

Adjunct Artist

photo by John Borstel

Benjamin Wegman, performer, choreographer, and teacher, works in the mediums of movement, text, geography and rhythm. Originally hailing from a town called Normal, Benjamin has dance professionally with Jeanne Ruddy Dance, Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers, Keith Thompson’s danceTactics, Headlong Dance Theater, CityDance Ensemble, SCRAP Performance Group, The Pillow Project, Troika Ranch, Meyer Chaffaud Dance, Washington National Opera, and the Liz Lerman Dance Exchange (2006-2011). Currently an adjunct artist with the Dance Exchange, Benjamin has worked with the company to collaboratively create dances with communities across the United States and internationally in Canada, Japan, Ireland, Switzerland, and France. A respected teacher, he has taught at the American Dance Festival, University of Maryland, Towson University, International Festival of Arts and Ideas, and the Japan Contemporary Dance Network’s Dance Life Festival, and Indiana University where he is a visiting lecturer at present. Benjamin had the honor of co-directing the premiere of Hidden Snow Memory with Keith Thompson in Sapporo, Japan and Tour Starts Here at the Corcoran Gallery of Art. In 2011, he choreographed and directed still we keep, a day-long, performative gallery installation incorporating movement, video and 100 lbs of legos, in collaboration with the National Building Museum.