Ben Hodge has been teaching, acting and directing for 20 years in a variety of formats. He has directed several productions in York, PA and currently leads the AMAW Teens curriculum here at AMAW. Ben studied English and Acting at Messiah College and received his Masters in Education from Penn State University. He currently trains online and in Los Angeles at AMAW and with master improv teacher Amey Goerlich. He teaches and directs full time for all of the Acting and Theater Arts courses at Central York High School. For the past 18 years he has developed an innovative and fresh curriculum for young actors aged 13-24. Ben is looking forward to training and leading new actors to the realization that acting is a more than just a hobby or pastime: it is an honorable profession and a way of life.