CLASSES OFFERED: Contemporary, Jazz, Tap, Lyrical, Ballet, Turns/Leaps
Benjamin James Belhumeur, is the owner and creator of The Belhumeur Collective. A man of many talents, his umbrella company, The Belhumeur Collective, combines Belhumeur Choreography, Belhumeur Photography, graphic design, and music editing all under one roof. Benjamin also is the creator and Artistic Director of Elite by Ben and Release the Fire Dance.
Benjamin has had his award winning choreography featured at numerous studios and schools across the tri-state area, as well as internationally across Canada. He has also had the privilege of teaching for the National High School Dance Festival. Benjamin is currently an instructor and choreographer for Point Park University International Summer Dance Intensive, along with a guest instructor at many local dance studios. Benjamin was also a resident artist at Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter School. During his senior year of high school, he received his associate degree in dance and dance education from the Community College of Beaver County (CCBC).
After graduating from high school and CCBC in the same year, he attended Point Park University, where he received his Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Dance with a concentration in jazz. Benjamin also attended the Art Institute of Pittsburgh for his Bachelors in Photography. Following graduation, Benjamin began working with Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines as a dance captain. He was quickly promoted to Director and Choreographer. During his training, he attended local dance studios as well as Point Park University, La Roche College, and Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre. He has also worked with The American Ballet Theater, North Carolina Dance Theatre, and Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. He has had the opportunity to work with and perform works by Doug Bentz, Trey McIntyre, Bill T. Jones, Kevin Iega Jeff. Ben also shared the honor of performing and assisting in the re-staging of Torque by Kiesha Lalama for the Jazz Dance World Congress.