Born in 1977 at Bordeaux (France).
Introduced to dance by his mother, a teacher of African and contemporary dance, Benjamin Millepied entered the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse in Lyon where he studied with Michel Rahn.
After having followed a course at the School of American Ballet, he joined the New York City Corps de Ballet in 1995. Promoted to soloist in 1998 and principal dancer in 2002, Benjamin Millepied has performed the principal roles in ballets by George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins, Peter Martins and appeared in new works by Angelin Preljocaj, Mauro Bigonzetti, Alexei Ratmanski, and Christopher Wheeldon. In 2010, he was choreographer and advisor for the Oscar-winning film Black Swan directed by Darren Aronofsky. In 2011, he left New York City Ballet and made five short dance films to cello pieces by Philip Glass and founded his own company in Los Angeles, L.A. Dance Project, a creative collective seeking to present dance in all its forms. Between 2014 and 2016 Benjamin Millepied is Director of Paris Opera Ballet.