Contemporary dance / Artistic Director
Ben Love, the founder of Ballet Soul, was born in Nairobi, Kenya but moved to the UK as a child, and grew up in Nottingham. Ben was 15 when a performance by The Dance Theatre of Harlem inspired him to begin his training in dance.
Ben made his professional debut with Dancers Anonymous at the Edinburgh Festival in 1990. In 1993 he was invited to join as a soloist with the Portugese National Ballet, Lisbon, touring extensively in Portugal and Brazil. Ben also danced as a soloist with the London City Ballet between 1996 and 1997 and then with the Northern Ballet between 1998 and 1999. During his time as a soloist Ben danced many principal roles including The Rites of Spring, Scheherazade, Romeo and Juliet, The Nutcracker and Raymonda.
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