Bat Dor dance school, Tel Aviv, Israel
Classical Ballet, Contemporary Dance
Holds a Central School of Ballet diploma in Classical Ballet and related subjects
Equity is the UK trade union for professional performers and creative practitioners. Benny is a professional actor.
For the last three decades I have been pursuing my passion as a performer and educator. I started competing internationally at the age of nine and expanded my ballroom dance training to classical ballet, contemporary dance and later singing and acting in theatre, musical theatre and on screen. From my first steps I always enjoyed sharing my knowledge with my students. Since my teenage years I was teaching dance, first at my parents’ dance school in Russia, then in their school in Tel Aviv, Israel and later gained a following with my many regular students here in London in a variety of dance styles. I often go back and lead workshops and classes in my own college, Central School of Ballet, where I graduated in 2002 and hold a diploma in Classical Ballet and related subjects. A regular teacher in most leading dance studios in London, I’ve also choreographed for West End Shows and theatre productions and recently co-directed and choreographed a final year musical at the Central School of Speech and Drama.
Film and Television: I have just finished filming a commercial for ALDI playing a Russian astronaut, was in Will by TNT as a regular character – Shakespeare’s Globe actor Tye Brewster, played a journalist in Damascus Cover (H Films), and had a comedic guest appearance as Conrad in episode 6 of Birds of A Feather (ITV).
Other credits include Mortdecai (Lionsgate), Muppets Most Wanted (Feature Disney), Beijing Olympics, etc…
Theatre and Dance I appeared as Galaxy in the new Elton John’s music video for Bennie and the Jets, as well as in The Most Incredible Thing Ballet ( Sadler’s Wells), Johann Strauss Gala (UK Tours), Cabaret (The Lyric West End), Carousel (Chichester Festival Theatre), Pinocchio (Linbury Studio, ROH), Romeo and Juliet (English National Ballet), On Your Toes (Royal Festival Hall), Mappa Mundi (Royal National Theatre) and many more.
Choreography The Kitchen (Central School of Speech and Drama), In Our Lifetime (The Print Room), Latin Heat (Royal Hall Harrogate), The Waltz Of The Toreadors (Chichester Festival Theatre), Rasputin (Pentameters Theatre and The Rosemary Branch Theatre) and many more.
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