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Bryan Arias is an acclaimed and visionary choreographer known for his evocative and emotionally charged works. Born in Puerto Rico and raised in New York City, Arias discovered his love for dance at a young age, drawn to the expressive and transformative nature of movement. Amidst the diverse dance forms of NYC, he explored various styles before discovering his passion for ballet and modern dance.

As a performer, Arias has had the privilege of working with esteemed dance companies such as the Netherlands Dance Theater and Crystal Pite's company Kidd Pivot, contributing to some of their most celebrated works. His years as a performer with these companies exposed him to a wide range of styles and approaches to dance, further enriching his artistic perspective.

Arias' choreographic journey has been characterized by a profound exploration of human emotion and the human condition. His works delve into themes of personal identity, vulnerability, resilience, and the intricate dynamics of human relationships. Arias has been commissioned to create original works for prestigious dance companies around the world, including The Netherlands Dance Theater, Zurich Ballet, Leipzig Ballet, Nurnberg Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet, Paul Taylor Company, Ballet Basel, Bern Ballet, Luzern Ballet, and more.

In Vienna's esteemed Volksoper, Arias co-directed and choreographed the iconic musical "West Side Story".

Arias is the recipient of the esteemed German theater award Der Faust, Jacobs Pillow Fellowship Award, and the Princess Grace Choreography Award.


His commitment to innovation and artistic development 

led to establishing his own company, Arias Company. The company's original productions have graced renowned stages such as the Jacobs Pillow Dance Festival, Danse Danse Montreal, Festival des arts de Saint-Sauveur, and The Colors Festival in Stuttgart, Germany.

Beyond his choreography, Arias is dedicated to nurturing the next generation of dancers and choreographers. His commitment to education and mentorship reflects a desire to contribute to the continual evolution of the dance art form.


P: Lidia


Der Faust 

Jacobs Pillow Fellowship

Princess Grace Choreography Award 

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