Benjamin Burton Costume Designer and Researcher

Benjamin Burton (he/him+) is an NYC-based costume designer with a keen understanding of genre and a wide range of drama, dance, opera, and TV experience. Benjamin is a proud union member of IATSE United Scenic Artists Local 829 and has enjoyed collaborations with numerous directors and choreographers, including Justin Peck, Amy Seiwert, Paul Mason Barnes, Amy Hall Garner, and Norbert De La Cruz III. He has also designed multiple works for BalletX, Philadelphia's premiere contemporary ballet and center for world premiere choreography. 

Benjamin graduated summa cum laude from the University of Oklahoma with a BFA in Dramaturgy and Costume Design, and is an alumnus of additional costume training programs at The Juilliard School, Williamstown Theatre Festival, and Trinity Shakespeare Festival.

In addition to designing, Benjamin enjoys working as a costume researcher and shopper. He has significant project management experience from his time as Costume Department Coordinator for Season 2 of The Gilded Age -- a role in which he oversaw production assistants, logistics, communications, budgets, shipping, and rentals for a department of over 70 members working across 4 cities.

No matter the project, Benjamin's passion is for creative and compassionate storytelling. Outside of work, he enjoys Ethiopian food, blitz chess, and spending time in Riverbank State Park. His favorite recent reads include A Day of Fallen Night by Samantha Shannon and The Secret History by Donna Tartt.