Benjamin was born and raised in Tucson, AZ. He was always the type of kid that attended every school dance and bar/bat mitzvah. If there was a dance floor and a DJ, he was there. It wasn’t until college that he discovered an actual dance class. While attending Arizona State University to get his degree in business and communication, his passion for dance grew over the 4 years.
Upon graduation, he felt the itch to try his hand at the professional dance scene in LA. “If it doesn’t work out, at least I have a degree to fall back on." With the won’t know unless I try attitude, he began to navigate his way through the brutal industry. One year passed, then three, then five and Benjamin Allen really started making a name for himself. Getting opportunities to perform in live stage show, work in film and television, Benjamin realized this is where he was meant to be.
He began teaching five years ago as a way to make some extra income. He was hired at Gold’s Gym where he founded a Non-Stop Funk class then was offered a faculty position at the prestigious Edge Performing Arts Center. Without realizing his gift for motivating and inspiring people, he began to build a loyal following of students.
Caught between career paths and on the eve of his 30th birthday, Benjamin decided to branch out and start his own movement. Loosely based on the idea that dance should be accessible to everyone and that it should just be for fun, he launched his first cardio dance class called DanceBreakLA, It was only a matter of months before Ben saw his vision come to life. The picture started to become more clear, a DJ was brought in, and before long GROOV3™ was born.
“Dance, Sweat, Live, that’s what we do,” Ben proclaimed. “Let’s create a community of people, who for one hour can come together and let go of their stresses and worries through dance.”
The testimonials came pouring in and with out a doubt, Benjamin knew he was right where he needed to be.
“RENT” the movie, Eclipse the musical, TV Land, American Music and People’s Choice Awards, national commercials with Miller Lite, Cingular Wireless, Xbox and Subway. T.V. SHOWS: Scrubs, AOL’s Gold Rush, NBC’s The Sing Off and VH1’s “I Know My Kids a Star.”