Snowboy in West Side Story. Previously: dancer in Nixon in China (2017), Carousel (2016), Carmen (2014), and Aida and Die Fledermaus 2013).
About the Artist:
A native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Ben Delony began his dance training with Madalyn Montegudo and Marianne Hebert, Baton Rouge Ballet Theater, and summer intensives at Ballet Austin and Hubbard Street Dance Chicago before matriculating through the ballet department at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music. By the time he earned his bachelor’s degree in performance, he had danced numerous featured roles in works by choreographers including Agnes DeMille, Twyla Tharp, George Balanchine, Frederick Ashton, and Joshua Bergasse. He spent seasons with Ballet Memphis and Ballet Nouveau Colorado before becoming a freelance artist, and maintains a strong connection with Houston Grand Opera, where he has danced in productions of Nixon in China (2017), Carousel (2016), Carmen (2014), and Aida and Die Fledermaus (both in 2013). Regional theater credits include the Arvada Center Theater, Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, Central City Opera, and Boston Early Music Festival. He lives in New York City, where he is a dancer at the Metropolitan Opera and a multi-disciplinary dance instructor.