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Born To Play Productions 

Benedicte Schoyen, owner 

Benedicte is from Oslo, Norway where she graduated from The National College of Dance. (B.A) 

She worked as a professional dancers on stage and in television before she moved to Los Angeles and opened up her own studio: Santa Monica Dance Studio. 


She is currently living in Ojai, CA with her husband Ned Clark, while keeping her Norwegian connection strong with numerous choreography jobs for Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK: 10 years for MGP JR) and other productions throughout the years. Benedicte is now taking her dance experience and moving into film making, editing and videography, combining her passion for dance, music and travel with film.


She directed her first documentary film Roadtrip Niger in 2016, and The Old Spanish Trail in 2018. 

Summer of 2017 and 2018 she put on her "tour manager hat" and took The National Cash Band, a Johnny Cash tribute on tour to Norway and Sweden. In 2007 she produced The Music Box - A Dance Along Fairytale, a 40 minute film for young children. She is currently working on developing the Dance Along Fairytale concept into a Television Series for children. 

Her husband Ned Clark is a musician with a B.A. from CalArts. He has done most of the music and VoiceOver for all the Born To Play's productions. Ned released his first solo album UNTRAMMELED in 2022. You can listen to it on Spotify or follow him on Facebook or Instagram : Ned Clark Music. 

Benedicte is currently collaborating with talent and producers, working on new projects. See NEWS.

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Ned had a horrific accident in 2020, falling off his mule head first into rocks in the Ventura river. The doctor says it's a miracle he survived and it has taken us a a few years focusing on his recovery. Now we are both back in the groove and feeling blessed to be able to work together again. We wish for 2024 to be a creative year!

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