Ben „Drex“ Drexler is a world-renowned movement artist, circus performer, and dancer who has spent the past six years teaching and performing the art of poi spinning. DrexFactor is a series of projects Drex has created with the goal of providing the resources to grow and diversify the artform throughout the world by offering quality equipment, educational resources, and entertainment content to the poi world.
The most prolific flow arts tutorial and video blog creator of our time, Drex has arguably taught flow arts to more people than almost anyone else. His YouTube channel has more than a million hits and is host to the most diverse and comprehensive poi tutorials in the world. He has taught in four countries spanning three continents at dozens of events to an audience of hundreds.
Drex is a native of Boulder, Colorado and began his performance career as a musician before turning to dance and the circus arts. A passionate teacher of movement art, Drex teaches a weekly poi class in the Washington, DC area in addition to offering private lessons. He performs regularly with The Foreways Project, Revolutionary Motion, and the Contradiction Dance company based in Washington, DC.
Drex’s hallmark is his ability to present difficult concepts to a diverse audience, fusing together the arts, math, and science. He is drawn to moments of stillness and minimalism onstage and to elegant solutions to complex problems.