Benjamin Hancock is a Melbourne dancer and choreographer. He graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) in 2008 with a Bachelor of Dance.
Benjamin is a prolific solo performer, having presented work as a contemporary dancer and performance artist within Australia and the USA.
Within his contemporary practice he has had the opportunity to present solo work through Chunky Move – Next Move, Lucy Guerin Inc – Pieces for Small Spaces, Performance Space – Day For Night, National Gallery of Victoria – Melbourne Now, Mona Museum & New Orleans Biennial – Prospect 3 USA.
He is also a much sought after performer and collaborator featuring in works by some of Australia’s leading choreographers including Lucy Guerin, Lee Serle, Sue Healey, Prue Lang, Antony Hamilton, Martin del Amo, Narelle Benjamin, Melanie Lane, and Gideon Obarzanek/Chunky Move.
Benjamin has recently received an Australian Dance Award, Green Room Award and Helpmann Award Nomination for Outstanding Male Dancer in Lucy Guerin Inc’s The Dark Chorus Melbourne Festival 2016 and Dark Mofo Festival 2017
Benjamin has also engaged with the performance/club scene for a number of years extending to reach audiences beyond dance performing in venues, nightclubs, outdoor festivals, corporate and non-arts commercial organisations.
Recent Commissions include Aesop, Tourism Australia, NGV DIOR, Art Bank, Mona Foma and Dark Mofo Festivals, ACCA, ACMI, BARBA, Honcho Disko and many more.
Recent performance credits include ‘Make You Own World’ Lucy Guerin Inc Dance Massive Festival, NGV GALA Escher & Nendo National Gallery of Victoria, and ‘YUMMY’ Edinburgh Fringe Festival Scotland.