BRYAN ARIAS

Born in Ponce, Puerto Rico, Bryan grew up and studied dance in New York City. He was a performer with the Netherlands Dance Theater (NDT) and Crystal Pite’s company Kidd Pivot. Originating roles and performing in works by master choreographers including Jirí Kylián, Ohad Naharin and Crystal Pite.

 

Bryan began his choreographic career in 2012. Since then, he has created original works for internationally renowned companies such as the Netherlands Dance Theater, Zurich Ballet, The Bolshoi Ballet, Bern Ballet, Ballet Theater Basel, Tanz Lucerne Theater, Hessisches Staatsballet, Nuremberg Ballet, among others.

 

Bryan was nominated for the 2016 Rolex protege award and is the recipient of the 2017 Princess Grace Choreography Fellowship Award, the 2019 Jacobs Pillow Fellowship Award and the 2020 prestigious German Der Faust Award in choreography.

In 2015, Bryan founded ARIAS Company. A project based multidisciplinary company where he created evening length works which toured to festival such as Jacob's Pillow(USA), Danse Danse(Montreal), and The Colours Festival(Stuttgart).

 

In 2020, Bryan co-founded Company Snorkel Rabbit, a multidisciplinary company based in Basel, Switzerland, and currently the resident company of Opera de Massy(France). 

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