Co-owner | Instructor at Academy Of Movement
Ben first started backflipping at the age of 7 where he attended Kings Lynn Gymnastics club in Norfolk, competing in Acro and Tumbling Gymnastics. He went on to University in Leeds where he trained at Leeds Gymnastics club. During his time in Yorkshire he was selected to represent Great Britain in tumbling, whilst gaining his degree in Sports Coaching (BSc).
After his competitive gymnastics career Ben became head coach of an Artistic Gymnastics club in Aireborough, from here he really put his degree into practice and created a competitive Mens Artistic gymnastics section of the club, he also introduced Adult and Freestyle gymnastics classes. Ben has always believed that you can do gymnastics whatever your age or ability, it's a brilliant way of staying fit and thus why he started these classes.
Bens performance career began in 2012 after he was hand-picked to perform at the London 2012 Olympics Opening, Closing and Paralympic closing ceremonies. It was from here that Bens life changed forever as he fell in love with performing and this side of his career began. Since then Ben has performed all over the world in various shows and events as well as performing in Adverts, TV and Film.
Credits include: Snow White Panto - London Palladium, Cirque Du Soleil -Dubai world cup, Yorkshire tea Advert, TriOperas, D’junga trampoline wall show, Butlins - Emergency Entertainment, Cirque du Citroen, Italy’s Got Talent, NFL and many more.
Other achievements include gaining a Guinness World record for the most consecutive backflips on spring loaded stilts, building and forming a trampoline wall acrobatic show called Spring Loaded which is performing today and his very own bouncing, jumping robot called BounceBot.
Academy of Movement sees Ben coming full circle from coaching to performing and back to coaching, however now with years of experience in the arts he is keen to help make some super stars.
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