Benn Rasmussen (b. 1981 Green Bay, WI, USA) cares deeply about the human body and believes in its ability to hold meaning. With a focus to maximize the variety of ways dance can inform his creative practice and life, he holds many roles in the dance field as choreographer, performer, teacher and organizer and currently leads the dance company Ardent August, which he founded in 2011. Benn holds a BFA in Dance from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and a 200 Hour Teacher Certification from OM Yoga Center. He is a founding co-Producer of RoofTop Dance that he and four other producers began in summer 2010 and Benn served from 2010-2012. He was part of The Adventure 2010; an advanced choreographic research laboratory led by Trajal Harrell in conjunction with Danspace Project and has worked for Meredith Monk as an archivist and assistant. In 2011 Benn was selected to participate in LMCC and Creative Capitalâ€™s Artist Summer Institute a professional development weeklong intensive with 50 other artists on Governorâ€™s Island. Benn currently teaches yoga throughout the city and is on faculty at Kula Yoga Project.