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BENJAMIN FREEMANTLE

SOLOIST
SAN FRANCISCO BALLET

BORN
New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada

TRAINING
Caulfield School of Dance
San Francisco Ballet School
San Francisco Ballet School Trainee Program

COMPANY MEMBERSHIP
Named an apprentice in 2014
Joined the Company as a member of the corps de ballet in 2015
Promoted to soloist in 2018

Benjamin Freemantle created a featured principal role in McIntyre’s Your Flesh Shall Be a Great Poem, a featured couples role in Rhoden’s LET’S BEGIN AT THE END, and pas de deux and ensemble roles in Wheeldon’s Bound To. In Millepied’s The Chairman Dances—Quartet for Two, he created a corps de ballet role in the 1st section and danced a principal role in the 2nd section. He has danced featured or principal roles in Caniparoli’s Ibsen’s House (“Ghosts”); Cranko’s Onegin (Lensky); Robbins’ Fancy Free (pas de deux Sailor) and In the Night (1st pas de deux); Thatcher’s Manifesto (principal); Tomasson’s Haffner Symphony (soloist), Nutcracker (King of the Mice, Spanish, Arabian, Chinese, and Russian), The Sleeping Beauty (Suitors and Pas de Six/Cavaliers), and Swan Lake (Aristocrats, Spanish, and Russian); and Wheeldon’s Cinderella (Fates).

His repertory includes Balanchine’s Coppélia, Diamonds, Prodigal Son, Stravinsky Violin Concerto, and Theme and Variations; Bubeníček’s Fragile Vessels; Caniparoli’s Lambarena; Forsythe’s Pas/Parts 2016; Morris’ Drink to Me Only With Thine Eyes; Peck’s In the Countenance of Kings and Rodeo: Four Dance Episodes; Possokhov’s Fusion, Magrittomania, Optimistic Tragedy, and Swimmer; Pita’s Salome; Ratmansky’s Shostakovich Trilogy (Symphony #9); Robbins’ Glass Pieces and Opus 19/The Dreamer; Scarlett’s Frankenstein; Thatcher’s Ghost in the Machine; Tomasson’s Concerto Grosso, Giselle, Romeo & Juliet, The Fifth Season, On a Theme of Paganini, Prism, and Trio; Tomasson/Possokhov’s Don Quixote; and Wheeldon’s Rush.

Benjamin danced in the 2015 film of Tomasson’s Romeo & Juliet in the inaugural season of Lincoln Center at the Movies: Great American Dance.