Born in Ponce, Puerto Rico, and raised in New York City, choreographer and dancer Bryan Arias is a former company member with Complexions Contemporary Ballet and Netherlands Dance Theater. He has originated roles in and performed works by notable choreographers including Jirí Kylián, Ohad Naharin and Crystal Pite. Currently, Bryan is a memeber of KiddPivot.
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 (CICC), winner of the Hubbard Street Dance International Commission Project, and the Northwest Dance Project Choreographic Residency award. He has choreographed for dancers at the Juilliard School, Hubbard Street 2, NDT’s “Switch,” and Ballet Vorpommern(Germany). With upcoming commissions for Festival des Arts de Saint-Sauveur (Quebec, Canada), and The Scottish Ballet.
In November of 2013 Bryan debuted THE ARIAS COMPANY with his full-evening production 'a place where something flourishes', reviewed as "Finely crafted, and expertly danced". The company has performed internationally in festivals such as Festival Siguientescena (Mexico), Pietrasanta Music Festival (Italy), and CICC Gala (Copenhagen). Recently, the company was awarded a Creative Development Residency at the prestigious Jacob's Pillow.