Ben Benson succeeded Barbara Karinska as head of the legendary New York City Costume Shop. As a designer, he has created numerous costumes for theater and dance. As a close partner of the New York City Ballet, he created the designs for George Balanchine’s »Ballo della Regina«, »Chamber Music No. 2« and the final version of »Who Cares?«. For Jerome Robbins he designed the costumes for »Glass Pieces«, »Opus 19: The Dreamer«, »Andantino«, »Piano Pieces« and »Allegro con Grazia«. Ben Benson also worked with Peter Martins, Jacques d’Amboise, Helgi Tómasson and Lew Christensen in New York and with Paul Mejia in Chicago.