Ben Jammin’ grew up in Cambridge, skateboarding and graffiti art were his hobbies, this lead to finding a love for b-boying which has continued to this day.
Ben furthered his training in New York with b-boy pioneer Ken Swift at 7Gems Breaklife Studios, The Pioneers teacher training course and Process '06. In 2008 Ben was very grateful to be awarded a place in the Full Circle International B-Boy Squad (USA), by B-Boy Kwik Step, and in 2010 became a ship mate in the Ghetlow Pirates B-Boy Crew.
B-boying is Ben's training background, but he also has explored contemporary and contact Improvisation at Bodyworks School of Performing Arts and London Contemporary, to name a few. Benjamin likes to push the boundaries of b-boying contemporary movement as an art form, and how to perform theatrically. He gets a great deal of inspiration from his students and young persons he teaches along the way.
Benjamin Taylor-Shepherd looks forward to 2013 and touring with Bad Taste Cru's new work, Faust, as company dancer.
Associate Artist and Credits include:
Paul Sadot, Robby Graham, Jasmin Vardimon, Tim Hamilton, Theresa Kerr, Tony Mills, Rufus Hound, Shirley Reece-Edwards, Kenneth Tharpe, Jonzi D, Robert Hylton, Louise Katerega, Raj Pardesi, Benji Reid, Hakeen Onibudo, Adele Thompson, Temujin Gill, Sunanda Biswas, Shobana Jeyasingh, Trash Dollys Dance Theatre.
East London Dance, Bodyworks School of Performing Arts, Youth Dance England, Network Rail, London 2012 Opening Ceremony, MTV, BBC3's Grime Scene Investigates & May Contain Nuts, Adidas Superstar 35th Anniversary, Virgin Media, Glastonbury Festival.