Benjamin Peralta

Benjamin Peralta (he/him)

Teaching Artist

Ballet, Contemporary, Yoga

Benjamin Peralta grew up in Jacksonville, Florida, where he danced competitively and trained at Douglas Anderson School of the Arts. In 2018, Peralta left home to pursue a BFA in dance at the USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance in Los Angeles, California, as part of the Class of 2022. While studying at USC Kaufman, Peralta performed the works of artists such as William Forsythe, Jiří Kylián, Ohad Naharin, Barak Marshall, Bret Easterling, Jermaine Spivey, Paul Taylor, Merce Cunningham, and more.

His additional passions for both Yoga and Photography influence his expression when executing choreography, as well as his creation process. With attention to mindfulness that is practiced in Yoga and a hyper-fixation on the transitional moments that can be found through photography, Peralta’s approach to dance is an accumulation of multiple different mediums. Peralta has been a part of Zeitgeist Dance Theatre, a project-based dance company, under the direction of Francisco Gella and Yusha Sorzano since 2020. His most recent work experience includes staging William Forsythe’s “Blake Works II: The Barre Project,” alongside Jodie Gates and William Forsythe at the Dance Theatre of Harlem, NY, NY.