Artist In Residence

Artist in Residence

Bryan Diaz Arias

Bryan Diaz Arias


A native of Puerto Rico, Bryan and his family moved to New York City when he was eight years old. While living in New York, Bryan was exposed to many dance styles and received his dance training at La Guardia. Upon graduation, Bryan received the Jacques d'Amboise Ballet Award and went on to dance with Complexions Contemporary Ballet, Netherlands Dance Theater, and most recently, Crystal Pite's Kidd Pivot.

Bryan has been part of original creations and performed works by choreographers such as Jiri Kylian, Ohad Naharin, Crystal Pite, Alexander Ekman, Lightfoot/Leon, Johan Inger and many others.

As a choreographer, Bryan received the First Place Choreography Award and the Audience Choice Award for his work "Without Notice" at the 6th Copenhagen International Choreography Competition. He has also choreographed works for The Juilliard School, The School at Peridance, and La Guardia Arts.

Bryan is currently a freelance artist in New York City, exploring the lengths of his artistry through choreographing, collaborating, and educating.


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