Professional Experience: 25 years  |  Educational Experience: 18 years  |  Professional debut: Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake  |  Favorite musical(s): West Side Story, Chicago  |  Personal Quote: “Fall in love with the process.”

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Ben Hartley is a writer, director, choreographer, filmmaker, educator & Broadway professional. He recently wrote & directed the multi award winning short films, Free and Early Mourning; both distributed by ShortsTV & Amazon Prime. Ben is currently in pre-production on his third short film about an aging hero of the gay rights movement and writing his first feature film. He is also writing his first musical titled A Second Chance. He choreographed Held Momentarily for NYMF, Gypsy in Houston, TX, Hairspray in Stamford, CT, & Ballet Central UK. He served as Movement Director and/or Choreographer for twelve full scale productions for “The Fame School” NYC & a tribute to Broadway legend, Ben Vereen. Ben served as the Assistant Choreographer on the Broadway production of Enron & the reading of Robin & The Seven Hoods. He performed in Broadway & West End productions of The Little Mermaid, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Fiddler on the Roof, Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake, Cinderella, & The Carman, Follies, Cats, & Fosse as well as regional productions of Hello Dolly, Pirates of Penzance, & The Most Happy Fella. He danced in the Met Opera Ballet, Santa Fe Opera, and English National Ballet. Ben is the founder & director of The Broadway Experience.


Subject / Style:     Ballet / Jazz / Modern Technique, Theatre Dance Repertoire, Choreography, Dance & Song

Rate:     $120 p/h *


Subject / Style:     Song Interpretation, Dance & Song, Build My Book

Rate:     $120 p/h


Subject / Style:     Scene Study (2 person), Monologues, Build My Book

Rate:     $120 p/h 


Subject / Style:     Audition Technique, Musical Theatre History

Rate:     $120 p/h 

If you would like to book a coaching session with Ben Hartley please click HERE or on his photo above. We require you to fill out a request form and once we receive the completed form and payment we will contact you to confirm. 

RESCHEDULE / CANCELLATION POLICY: If you need to reschedule please contact us asap. It will not be possible to reschedule within 24 hours of the coaching therefore you will be charged for the session. If you need to cancel a full refund will be given up until 24 hours before the coaching.

* Rate for choreography based on individual request / project


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