Benjamin Skinner

Dancer & Interdisciplinary Artist

For enquiries, commissions and workshops, please contact:


October 2017

Creative practice residency hosted by The Coniston Institute and Grizedale Arts. Cumbria.

September 2017

In the Shadow of the Penis.
Choreographed by Chris Owens. Dancer. SLAP Festival. York.


Composition & Habitat.
Solo performance & interdisciplinary workshop held at the 2nd International Symposium, Performance Philosophy School of Athens. Greece.

August 2017

Choreographed by Steve Johnstone.
Off the Map Dance Company. Dancer and puppeteer performing across the South West of England.

July 2017

Choreographed by Vanessa Grasse.
Dancer within a site-specific  score encouraging audience participation. The Hepworth Gallery, Wakefield & Leeds city centre.

December 2016

Cell. Rosemary Butcher. Memory at Work: Rosemary Butcher in the Present Tense.
An interdisciplinary exploration of the biological architectures bound within the human organism. Independent Dance, London. 

May 2016-January 2017

In the Shadow of the Penis
Dancer for an interdisciplinary exploration into masculinity. Choreographed by Chris Owens. Yorkshire Dance, Leeds.

June 2016-July 2016

Danny Aherne’s Entangled
Solo performer for a dance film based on the life experience of disabled artist Danny Aherne. Dance Limerick, Ireland.

April 2016

Dancer & improvisational score-maker. Choreographed by Fernanda Munoz-Newsome. ICA Gallery, London. 

March 2016

3D Score-Making
Interdisciplinary commission and teaching residency. Memoria Arte Contemporaneo, Morelia, Mexico. 

February 2016

David Bomberg: The Elemental Force of Charcoal
Interdisciplinary dance and charcoal commission. London Borough Gallery. London. [Video]

October 2015

The Hour of the Wolf
Performance artist & dancer. Choreographed by Imogen Knight. The British Museum. London

September 2015-December 2015

Map Dance Company
Dancer. Research & development residency. Choreographed by Steve Johnstone. Yeovil & Taunton, Somerset.  

April 2015-August 2015

Carmen & L’Enfant et les Sortileges
Dancer. Choreographed by Andrew George. Glyndebourne Opera Festival, East Sussex.  

January 2014

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
BBC. Dancer. Choreographed by Sharon Watson. Wentworth Woodhouse, Yorkshire.

May 2014- July 2014

La Traviata
Dancer. Choreographed by Aletta Collins. Glyndebourne Opera Festival, East Sussex.  

September 2014-December 2014

Dead Dance Zone
Dancer & Actor.  Yolanda Gutierrez & Projects. Choreographed & directed by Yolanda Gutierrez. Kampnagel, Germany.  

September 2013-December 2013

Roger Hiorns’ Youth
Nude Performer. The Hepworth Gallery, Yorkshire.



MA Creative Practice – Dance Professional Practice Pathway
Trinity Laban Conservatoire for Music & Dance, London


Swedish Body & Sports Massage Therapist (VTCT)


BPA Contemporary Dance
Northern School of Contemporary Dance, Leeds


Foundation in Contemporary Dance
Northern School of Contemporary Dance, Leeds


BA Social & Biological Anthropology
Durham University, Durham

Awarded Bursaries

2014-2016 Trinity Laban Bursary.

2010-2012 & 2014 South Square Trust Education Bursary

2009-2010 Northern School of Contemporary Dance Bursary.

2008 Hatfield Trust Travel Bursary. BSES Expeditions, Royal Geographical Society.