Hometown: Freemont, Michigan
Joined Nevada Ballet Theatre in 2014
Originally from Evart, Michigan, Benjamin Tucker trained with Grand Valley State University and Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre. In 2009, he joined Richmond Ballet as an Apprentice, where he earned the Malcolm Burn Award from the Kip Kephart Foundation. During his early career, he performed works such as George Balanchine’s Tchaikovsky Pas de deux and Valse Fantaisie. He danced with Aspen Santa Fe Ballet during their European Tour performing in several principal roles, and joined Ballet Tucson in 2011 as a Principal Dancer. There he performed a range of ballets including Antony Tudor’s Continuo, Agnes de Mille’s Three Virgins and a Devil, Raymonda, and Carmen. Since joining NBT in 2014, Benjamin has performed lead roles in several George Balanchine Ballets including “Lysander” in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Serenade, Who Cares?, Western Symphony (Adagio Couple) and most recently the “Hoofer” in Slaughter on Tenth Avenue. He has also danced Principal and Soloist roles in full-length Ballets such as “Albrecht” in Giselle, “Romeo” in James Canfield’s Romeo & Juliet, “Captain Hook” in Jorden Morris’ Peter Pan, “Siegfried” in NBT’s presentation of Swan Lake, staged by Cynthia Gregory, and “The Nutcracker/Nephew” and “Snow Prince” in NBT’s annual production of The Nutcracker, choreographed by James Canfield. As part of NBT’s 2017-2018 Season, Benjamin performed a lead role in Paul Taylor’s Company B (There will Never Be Another You) and the male duet in Matthew Neenan’s World Premiere, Until December. Benjamin has guest taught for Spokane Youth Ballet, Ballet Tucson and NBT’s affiliated school, the Academy of Nevada Ballet Theatre. During the summer he performs with the National Choreographers Initiative (NCI) in Irvine, CA, which promotes the creation and production of original work.