Benson is the lovechild of Pina Bausch and Tiny Fey. I call him ‘Pina Fey’.
— Me, I just said that out-loud, alone in this room.


Jamie Benson is a dancer who attended Cornish College of the Arts. Heralded as "Chaplin-like” by Backstage, Benson first garnered critical attention originating the role of “Eldon” in LATC’s Ovation award winning production of Shag with a Twist. Benson has also performed in the Film Rent, McDonald's Mario Art commercial, Rei Aoo's Dance Planet, on the television series Dance360 and as a member of the Rudy Perez Performance Ensemble.


Jamie Benson's high-brow-meets-low-brow choreographic work aims to defy performance traditions and infect a mass audience. Benson's stuff has been presented at Luckman Fine Arts complexPark Avenue Armory, Electric LodgeHighways Performance Space, the Bootleg TheaterCoast PlayhousePasadena Armory, Dixon PlaceNew York Transit MuseumTriskelion Arts, Proctor's Theatre, and in the Phaidon Press book Wild Art. His film 3 Day Weekend was an official selection for the 2014 Cinedans Film Festival. His film First Thing was selected to be part of the 2015 Athens Video Dance Project, Cuba's Video Danza HavanaBucharest International Dance Film Festival, and the 2016 Salamanca Moves. Benson is also a grant recipient of the the Brooklyn Council for the Arts.


Benson was the dance instructor and choreographer for the Washington State University Dance Squad while conducting dozens of Dance Camps across the Northwest with Dance Tec. In Los Angeles, Jamie Benson instructed at Gold's Gym HollywoodFancy Feet Studio, the Pasadena Academy of Dance and for an after-school program at Los Feliz Elementary. In New York, he has taught an "Action Heroes" class at Spoke the Hub, led hundreds of dancers in the international line dance event Le Grand Continental and co-founded the Shakedown Dance Collective for people of all shapes, ages, and creeds.

Dance Student Testimonials

He’s a one of a kind instructor. If we ever live in the same town again, I am pre-booking my classes with him! Maybe one class everyday even to compensate for the withdrawl!
— Ingrid Jackel, CEO, Yes To Inc.