Born in Cambridge, Ben started dancing in his secondary school and joined the DanceEast Centre for Advanced Training at the age of 15. Here he was able to work with choreographers such as James Wilton and Joss Arnott. During his time on the CAT he also performed with the National Youth Dance Company in a work by Michael Keegan-Dolan called Inocentes. Ben then continued his training at London Contemporary Dance School, where he completed his degree. While at LCDS Ben worked with Holly Blakey and performed Cunningham repertoire, reworked by Jeannie Steele. He also created his own work, Bostrom’s Argument, in collaboration with an MA student from Guildhall School of Music.