- New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada
- Caulfield School of Dance
San Francisco Ballet School
San Francisco Ballet School Trainee Program
- Company Membership
Named an apprentice in 2014
Joined the Company as a member of the corps de ballet in 2015
Promoted to soloist in 2018
Benjamin Freemantle has danced featured roles in Tomasson’s Haffner Symphony (soloist), Nutcracker (King of the Mice, Spanish, Arabian, and Russian), and Swan Lake (Aristocrats, Spanish, and Russian); Cranko’s Onegin (Lensky); Thatcher’s Manifesto (principal); and Wheeldon’s Cinderella (Fates). He created a corps de ballet role in Millepied’s The Chairman Dances.
His repertory includes Balanchine’s Coppélia, Diamonds, Prodigal Son, Stravinsky Violin Concerto, and Theme and Variations; Bubeníček’s Fragile Vessels; Caniparoli’s Lambarena; Forsythe’s Pas/Parts 2016; Morris’ Drink to Me Only With Thine Eyes; Possokhov’s Fusion, Magrittomania, Optimistic Tragedy, and Swimmer; Pita’s Salome; Ratmansky’s Shostakovich Trilogy (Symphony #9); Robbins’ Glass Pieces; Scarlett’s Frankenstein; Thatcher’s Ghost in the Machine; Tomasson’s Concerto Grosso, Giselle, Romeo & Juliet, The Fifth Season, Prism, and Trio; Tomasson/Possokhov’s Don Quixote; and Wheeldon’s Rush.
Benjamin danced in the 2015 film of Tomasson’s Romeo & Juliet as part of the inaugural season of Lincoln Center at the Movies: Great American Dance.
What's your biggest challenge as a dancer? Why?
Keeping yourself motivated. When you're in a school, you constantly have someone to tell you what you need to work on. In a company, it's really up to you to keep up.
What has been your proudest moment as a dancer? Why?
Dancing Lensky in Onegin last season. Because it was my first year in the corps and it was a big opportunity--proud I didn't mess it up.
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