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For over a decade, Ben has been a circus and variety performer based in NYC. He is one of the co-creators of 2 ring Circus and suspended cirque.

he has traveled the world performing all types of aerial and ground circus with his partners, including a 10-city tour of china, headlining on norwegian cruise lines and corporate productions for many high-end brands including: coach, AMC, NBC, The American Heart Association, broadway cares, New York Fashion week, Live Nation, webster hall & more. 

Stardust: Hula Hoop Act
Duo Trapeze Act
Group Acro
Acro/Duo Lyra


Ben Franklin and Joshua Dean have put together a total, complete, unique, distinctive, and thoroughly entertaining show, and they perform it with every ounce of talent, skill, and enthusiasm they possess (which is abundant, to say the least.) An “Intimate Cabaret Spectacle” was what I was expecting, and is exactly what I got…and it came with the highest level of professionalism and expertise. Every detail of their show is designed to insure that the audience is entertained and involved, which is achieved to perfection. Their passion and joy for what they do is contagious and magnetic, and the audiences feel it and respond to it…with laughter, awe, applause and standing ovations. – 

Steven Esse, Esse Productions (Presenter)

Two of the most talented and creative aerial duos that I’ve ever had the privilege of working with!”

Sinan Ulacay (Cruise Director/Norwegian Gem)

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