Benjamin Burton Costume Designer and Creative Producer

Benjamin Burton (he/him+) is an NYC-based costume designer and creative producer with a keen understanding of genre and a wide range of drama, dance, opera, and film experience. He is a storyteller and an event-maker; in addition to designing, Benjamin enjoys working as a dramaturg, director, and devised work collaborator. He has been a creative producer and collaborator on drag shows, cabarets, puppet shows, talent acts, photoshoots, fundraisers, dinner parties, dance parties, immersive events, digital productions, dance films, and more.

Benjamin is a proud union member of IATSE United Scenic Artists Local 829 and has enjoyed design collaborations with directors and choreographers like Justin Peck, Amy Seiwert, Paul Mason Barnes, Amy Hall Garner, Norbert De La Cruz III, and more. He is a frequent collaborator and designer for dance works at The Juilliard School and BalletX.

Benjamin graduated summa cum laude from the University of Oklahoma with a BFA in Dramaturgy and Costume Design, and is an alumnus of additional design training programs at The Juilliard School, Williamstown Theatre Festival, and Trinity Shakespeare Festival. He is a  current MFA Candidate in Costume Design for Stage and Film at NYU Tisch under the advisement of Susan Hilferty and Constance Hoffman.

Benjamin also has significant project management experience from his role as Costume Department Coordinator on Season 2 of The Gilded Age for HBO Max -- a role in which he managed production assistants, communications, budgets, shipping, customs, contracts, rentals, and logistics for a department of over 70 members working across 4 cities.

No matter the project, Benjamin's passion is for compelling and compassionate storytelling. Outside of work, he enjoys Ethiopian food, writing, 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.