Ben

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BIO

Measurements:  Height 5'11", Weight 170 lbs, Shoe 11, Neck 16.5", Chest 38", Waist 31", Hips 34", Sleeve 25", Inseam 32"

Skills: Acrobatics (Balance, Contortion, Partnering & Tumbling), Aerial (Lyra, Spanish Web & Tissu) & Dance (Ballet, Break & Contemporary)

Background Experience:  Ben Sayles (Aka: Windu) began as a self-taught acrobat, break dancer & aerialist.  After a couple of years of exploration, he started to train heavily in ballet, modern, gymnastics, parkour & various aerial apparatuses.  

Resume: Windu graduated with honors from CSU Northridge in 2008 with a special major in Dance & Creative Arts Management.  He began performing in 2006 with AirAligned in Nor Cal.  In 2007, he formed a break dance crew (RHYTUM -n- AIR) & put on his own aerial & acro show at the Nor Cal Ren Faire.  Only a week after graduating from CSUN, Windu joined DIAVOLO's world-touring dance company (choreographer/director: Jacques Heim, the choreographer for Cirque du Soleil's KA).  Since 2009, Windu has worked freelance with smaller & local companies such as LUX AETERNA (ballet/break/contemporary dance), TROUPE VERTIGO (circus & shadow art) &  MOTION/TRIBE (contemporary ballet).  Windu currently has an ongoing gig performing as the aerial (green) pirate at PIRATE’S DINNER ADVENTURE in Buena Park, CA.  

Loves & Interests:  Ben Sayles has always been on whatever path will better himself.  He loves reading (sci-fi & fantasy are great entertainment, but hard sciences also occupy his bookshelf), learning & absorbing knowledge of any kind.  His body is his tool for work & he keeps it tuned by staying active in various movement styles. Windu has an Om tattoo on his left chest, which represents universal peace in his heart.

"Perfection is a direction, not a destination."  Windu

Current City:  Los Angeles