Ben Phan

Director of "The Squad" / Hip Hop

Benjamin Phan (aka Ben10) is originally from Queens, New York. Through his middle school and high school years, he had been inspired by the dancing in music videos, which allowed him to demonstrate these moves at his school dances. After high school, he found his way to the local Orlando dance community, gaining recognition and experience through dance battles alongside a crew he joined called Xternal Technique. In 2010, he joined Xtreme Dance Company, and all-star dance program located in Melbourne, FL. With this team, they won multiple gold medals in the US and medaling in International competition. This led to his participation with Studio One, which included a 1st place championship at the 2013 USA HHI qualifiers. He was toured internationally with a group called Fighting Gravity, a black light performance group mostly recognized by their amazing run on America’s Got Talent.

In 2013, he began his own crew, ‘&friends’, and over the next several years, under his leadership, this crew went on to win multiple competitions such as World of Dance and Prelude Dance Competition. This led to the birth of theSQUAD, an adult Megacrew, in 2015. He directs this team to this day and theSQUAD has gone on to win World of Dance Orlando and Miami, 4 consecutive Prelude South titles, Orlando’s Got Talent, and more. Ben has had the opportunity to teach, perform, and judge around the world and has also worked with amazing companies such as Old Navy and Universal Studios. He is also currently a part of the FunkyWunks dance crew and is teaching at Xplosive Dance Academy.