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Our People

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Ben Walden

Founding Partner & Senior Programme Director

Ben Walden is a Senior Associate of Olivier Mythodrama, a creative consultant and workshop leader.

He trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London and with Uta Hagen in New York. Playing many leading roles in London’s West End theatres and on television, he was a member of the inaugural company at Shakespeare’s Globe and performed in Henry V and Julius Caesar. He has also led masterclasses for Shakespeare’s Globe Education Centre.

Working closely with our Artistic Director in the development of Mythodrama programmes, Ben delivers Mythodrama at Board and senior executive level to a range of academic and international organisations.

Ben also founded and runs our sister company, Contender Charlie, which runs sessions across the world for school leaders and students. In this capacity, he has spoken at many major international school leader conferences.