Ben Duke is the Co-Founder and Artistic Director of Lost Dog. Ben trained at Guildford School of Acting, the 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.
In 2016, Paradise Lost (lies unopened beside me) was nominated for the Sky Academy Arts Award for dance. Ben won the 2016 National Dance Critics Award for Outstanding Male Performance for Paradise Lost (lies unopened beside me) and the 2017 Rural Touring Award for the most innovative and inspirational show.
As well as his work for Lost Dog, Ben has directed and choreographed works for other companies including Goat for Rambert which was nominated for an Olivier award in the Best New Dance Production category in 2018.
Other commissions include Barely Methodical Troupe (Kin), Scottish Dance Theatre (The Life and Times of Girl A), Dance Umbrella (The Difference Engine) and Phoenix Dance Theatre (Pave up Paradise). Ben was an Associate Artist at South East Dance (2012-2014) and a recipient of the Bonnie Bird New Choreography Award 2011.
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