benedict nguyen (she/they) is a dancer, writer, and creative producer based on unceded Lenape and Wappinger lands (South Bronx, NY).
Recent projects include her curatorial platform "soft bodies in hard places," #bennyboosbookclub, their dance-ish performances #publicartpractice, and The Nerve Studio, which they co-founded with Stephanie George in 2021.
She’s danced in projects by Monstah Black, Sally Silvers, among many others, and has also modeled for numerous brands and fashion shows.
Her criticism has appeared in Into, Los Angeles Review of Books, BOMB Magazine, Vanity Fair, and AAWW’s The Margins, among other outlets. They publish the newsletter “first quarter moon slush” and are working on a few novels.
In 2019, Benedict created the multidisciplinary performance platform “soft bodies in hard places,” which has partnered with ISSUE Project Room, Materials for the Arts, Culturebot, the Asian American Writers Workshop, Center for Performance Research, and Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance! (BAAD!).