Chase Benz is an established Choreographer and Creative Director that has been working in the commercial dance industry for over 15 years. His teaching experience spans from United States to Australia and everywhere in between. Teaching for Universities and Dance Schools across the globe, he found a love for teaching at a young age. This would eventually help his efforts in pursuing a career in dance and choreography. Chase’s home studios he currently teaches at in Los Angeles are Millennium Dance Complex, Tmilly, IAF and Movement Lifestyle.
He has served as a faculty member on conventions such as Shock, Dance Masters, Dance Educators of America and BellaMoxi. As a dancer, Chase toured with Britney Spears, JLO, Rihanna, Mariah Carey and ChristinaAguilera just to name a few. He has appeared in films such as Stomp the Yard, Hannah Montana The Movie and Step Up 2. His TV credits include Billboard Music Awards, Dancing with The Stars, American Idol, BET Hip Hop Awards, MTV Asia Awards and Saturday Night Live. Music video credits include Britney Spears, Rihanna, Estelle, Black Eyed Peas and Madonna. All this dance training would eventually catapult Chase into a Directing and Choreography frenzy. His Choreography credits now include Britney Spears’ Las Vegas residency, “Piece of Me,” Backstreet Boys Vegas residency, “Larger then Life,” Jbalvin, Skechers, Florida Georgia Line, Aladdin and His Winter Wish, Jimmy Kimmel, Chainsmokers, Kim Petras, Tauren Wells, Donna Summer and the So You Think You Can Dance Tour. He spent four years in Vegas as Dance Captain, Associate Choreographer and movement coach for thepop princess herself, Britney Spears in her “Piece of Me” Residency. Most recently, he just finished choreographing an original spy-themed musical entitled “Diamond Run” for Norwegian Cruise Line.
Chase has always applied his professional experience to the classroom. His unique fusion style consist of Hip Hop, Jazz and Performance. His focus is to bring everyone from the classroom to the stage by preparing them for the realities of the dance industries. Chase believes preparation can only get you so far, it’s professionalism that will take you to the stars. Chase highlights this fundamental lesson every opportunity he gets. His greatest hope is that you walk away from his classroom not only learning how to dance, but how to entertain, feel good and have fun