BRYAN ARIAS

Born in Ponce, Puerto Rico, Bryan moved with his family to New York City at the age of nine. While growing up Bryan was exposed to many urban and social dance styles, receiving his formal dance training at La Guardia High School for the Performing Arts.

 

As a dancer, Bryan went on to perform with Complexions Contemporary Ballet, The Netherlands Dance Theater (NDT), and Crystal Pite’s company Kidd Pivot. He has originated roles in and performed in works by notable choreographers including Jirí Kylián, Ohad Naharin and Crystal Pite.

As a choreographer, Bryan is the recipient of the First Place and Audience Choice awards for his work 'Without Notice' at the Sixth Copenhagen International Choreography Competition, a 2017 winner of the Princess Grace Choreography Fellowship Award and the recipient of the 2019 Jacobs Pillow Fellowship Award. Bryan has choreographed for the Bolshoi Ballet, The Scottish Ballet, Ballet Theater Basel, Hessisches Staatsballet, Tanz Lucerne Theater, Netherlands Dance Theater 2, The Paul Taylor Company, Charlotte Ballet, the Gibney Company, and The Juilliard School.

P: Joao Canziani

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