Ben Gansky is a director, performer, writer, designer, and producer of performance – based events; he has worked independently and with collaborators all over the world. He believes that line-dancing offers the potential for transformative community experiences. He co-founded The Wild Plan, a (now-annual) national, ticket-less backyard tour of experimental theatre and cocktails in 2011, and from 2010 until its dissolution in 2011 served as an artist-in-residence and administrator of 1419, an interdisciplinary arts collective in Minneapolis operating, oddly enough, out of a historic three-story storefront space. Ben believes that confusion is very helpful. He is ambivalent about being raised in the suburbs of Baltimore and happy that he was born in California, although this happiness is complicated because it was Sacramento.