Brian Bennett | Company Artist

Brian Bennett is from the greater Washington, D.C. area. He began his dance training in the competition circuit where he performed tap, jazz, hip hop, and contemporary routines at talent competitions across the United States, winning multiple awards. He began his ballet training in high school at Baltimore School for the Arts under the direction of Norma Pera. During this time, he attended summer programs on full scholarship with San Francisco Ballet School, American Ballet Theatre, and George Mason University. After High School, Bennett attended Butler University in pursuit of a Bachelor of Science in Arts Administration under the direction of Larry Attaway. Upon graduation, he attended Joffrey Academy of Dance under the artistic direction of Raymond Rodriguez and Ashley Wheater, before landing his first job with Oregon Ballet Theatre the same year. This is Bennett’s first full season with OBT.