Benjamin Wetzel

Benjamin hails from the San Francisco Bay Area, where he began studying ballet at a relatively late age. Upon completing high school, Benjamin continued his studies at Point Park University under Dana Arey, Lindy Mandradjieff, Jay Kirk, Susan Stowe, Ernie Tolentino, and Garfield Lemonius. Following his graduation from university, Benjamin danced for two seasons as an apprentice with Ballet Austin, where he performed contemporary works by artistic director Stephen Mills, Thang Dao, Nelly Van Bommel, and Jennifer Hart, as well as classical works by August Bournonville and Marius Petipa. This is Benjamin’s fourth season with Louisville Ballet. Previous highlights include Adam Hougland’s Fragile Stasis and Cold Virtues, Ma Cong’s Tethered Pulse, Balanchine’s Concerto Barocco, Square Dance, and Kammermusik, and Serge Lifar’sSuite en Blanc.