founded by ben totty in the new millennium, box artist management ltd is a leading and well respected independent creative company. by taking an audacious and gutsy approach on all of it's projects, box artist management ltd is continually providing the industry with exceptional, cutting edge results.
we work closely with our clients, bringing their vision to life. whether it's providing our hybrid thinking dancers, creative directors, choreographers, video animators or casting a project ourselves, our relationship with the arts and music scene is built on a vast professional experience and will expose your project to all the right platforms.
the A team
TOP TOTTY is the MD and Founder of Box Artist Management Ltd – he is now based in new york.
originally from the north of England– Sheffield, a place that is fondly known as the city of steel. he donned his tap shoes at the age of 5 under the guidance of Judith Silvester at the legendary dance school Constance Grant Dance Centre. totty then moved to Epsom at 17 to study at Laine Theatre Art’s, after which he travelled the world prancing about with music artists, theatre shows and TV bits and bobs, having dead loads of fun.
he thought he should grow up and decided to foray into Artist Management, which lead him to work for some pretty great companies and he ended up being Creative Director of dancers@bba, for Bronia Buchanan at Buchanan Associates - BBA. here he also facilitated a merger with Urdang Academy – top notch performing arts academy in London's zone 1 – and brought all the industry leaders in to see the students and made sure they got some cracking jobs at the end of their training.
totty’s services have been called up on to work with some of the worlds biggest entertainers, brands and theatre shows – his clients can be seen across the world strutting their stuff, smizing into lenses, on your tv screens and up there on the billboards across the globe.
he wants to give a cheeky shout out to his incomparable Mum (ahhhhhhhh) and also the wonder woman that is Solange Urdang, he wouldn’t be where he is today without her generosity - thank you so much!
PS he loves his clients like they are his family and makes sure they are looked after – so don’t mess!
DANO hails from the capital city in Canada that nobody knows the name of…. he is a big lover of dogs, iced soya lattes with honey (yuk) and all things Apple!
somewhere around age 10 he started up in a local hip hop class which then turned into a pre-professional ballet/modern training program that prompted a move to the great hollywood north (toronto, also in canada).
his most common mood can be described as inquisitive; at the age of 19 a daring one-way flight to LA was in order – bye canada! 3 months balls deep and a trip to Hong Kong saw dano start a teaching tour around central Asia. years later, he ended up with a world of experience in creative direction and casting in commercial dance, choreographing for major artists throughout Asia, dancing on multiple world tours, and creating employment for dancers all over the world – GO GO DANO.
after he finished galavanting around in Asia, along with many exciting adventures in Europe, he opened his own kick arse dance company called ONYX. meanwhile, his most recent venture was working as the creative director of one of Europe's major commercial dance centres in London.
he now works with Top Totty in the pursuit of making a positive impact in the industry, and manages the london office - TEAM #BAMFAM