A native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Ben received his core training at The Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School with private training from Nicolas Petrov. While training, he attended summer intensives at the Kirov Academy of Ballet, The National Ballet of Canada School, and Miami City Ballet.
Following graduation, Mr. Rabe joined Rochester City Ballet in 2009 where he danced many featured roles. In 2012, Mr. Rabe joined BalletMet Columbus under the direction of James Kudelka followed by Edwaard Liang. Mr. Rabe Joins IMC for his first season following his tenure at the Rochester City Ballet, where he was a Company Dancer for the past eight years.