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 Benjamin’s greatest gift may have been in teaching at New York’s Clark Center for the Performing Arts and Steps studios, Benjamin also taught at SUNY Purchase, Connecticut College, Ohio State University, the American Dance Festival, Duke University, Jacob’s Pillow, and internationally in Belgium and Japan. 




Fred working with David Hutuely and Shirin Stave-Matias in Amsterdam




“In a 2007 interview for COOL Bilingual Art magazine, when asked, “What made you interested in dance?” Benjamin responded, “My sisters took dance lessons. My mother had to bring me … I’m the youngest, and she had to keep an eye on me because I was a mess. So she put me in the classroom. That’s how it all started.”