Ben began dancing at a public performing arts school is St. Louis, Mo. He attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison and subsequently accepted a full scholarship at the Joffrey Ballet School and the David Howard Dance Center in NYC. Bendanced professionally for over 12 years primarily with North Carolina Dance Theatre (Charlotte Ballet) and the Hartford Ballet. He retired as a principal dancer in 2004. He is now a professional teacher and fundraiser and lives in Charlotte, NC with his wife Traci and son Joshua.