Брайан Ариас


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 Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and 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, nominated for the Rolex mentor and protégé award, a 2017 winner of the Princess Grace Choreography Fellowship Award and the recipient of the 2018/19 Jacobs Pillow Fellowship Award. Bryan has choreographed for the Juilliard School, Netherlands Dance Theatre 2, Hessisches Staatsballet (Germany), The Scottish Ballet, Tanz Lucerne Theatre, Ballet Theatre Basel, The Paul Taylor Company, Charlotte Ballet, Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, and the Gibney Company.

ARIAS Company was founded in 2013. In the fall of 2013 the company premiered its first work A place where something flourishes in New York City at the Manhattan Movement and Arts Center. In 2016, the company toured their second production, a full-evening work titled A rather lovely thing which was commissioned by and premiered at the Jacobs Pillow Dance Festival.

The company has performed internationally in festivals such as Danse Danse Montreal(Canada), Festival des Arts de Saint-Sauveur (Canada), Festival Siquientescena(Mexico), Pietrasanta Music Festival (Italy), and Copenhagen International Choreography Competition Gala.