At the age of 16, Arcadian is the youngest dancer hired by the renowned Robert Hill, Artistic Director with the Orlando Ballet.
A winner of many medals and awards already, this young “Modern Day Renaissance Man”, as he is often referred as, has faced many challenges.
These challenges, met and overcome, give us a picture of excellence that we easily see.
This picture is Arcadian.
The boy from Florida.
The “old-soul” he likes to refer to himself as.
The genuine, humble and hard-working young man we all like to refer to him as.
Along with recognizing his amazing gifts, he has the positive outlook and dedication that enables him to not only use them, but to delight us all with them as well!
His accomplishments are many. His mentors are noteworthy. He will always credit the incredible help he’s received along the way to his success, especially to the love and support of his mother.
Alongside her, he has had extraordinary mentors he credits so much to, especially Artistic Director, Robert Hill (Orlando Ballet Company); Dierdre Miles Burger, Dr. Gary Wolf, Dr. Suzanne Keston, and Dawhone Perry, among others.
One of five young children, and being raised by a single mother, Arcadian took his talent and pursued it to the full, in spite of the hardships in front of him at times.
His life fast-tracked after he began to dance at 9 years old. He became a finalist for the featured role of “Billy” in the Broadway Musical “Billy Elliot”.
At a young 13 he was on national television as a finalist in NBC’s America’s Got Talent. Following that appearance and competition, he was invited to be a guest on the Ellen Show. He danced and played the piano before her live audience and was interviewed by Ellen herself!
At 15, Arcadian joined the Orlando Ballet Trainee Program, under the directorship of Dierdre Miles Burger and in three months was promoted to Orlando Ballet II.
In his pusuit of dancing and competing, Arcadian has won numerous awards, medals and scholarships. In 2012, he won the coveted Senior ADC Grand Prix Award in the American Dance Competition. He was also awarded the Gold Medal in both Classical and Contemporary in the Youth American Grand Prix, YAGP, Tampa, FL.
His scholarships include The Juilliard School Summer Dance Program, Orlando Ballet School, and The Carreno Dance Festival, (with renowned ballet star, Jose Carreno), where Arcadian was the recipient of the Mentoring Scholarship from Dr. Suzanne Keston.
Another amazing success, Arcadian was one of only twenty-two worldwide recipients of a Full Scholarship to attend Jacob’s Pillow.
In addition, Arcadian was recently named the winner of the “So Danca Model Search Contest 2013”. With this honor, he will be featured in all their advertising posters, international catalogs and magazine ads as well!
Arcadian, as a professional with the Orlando Ballet Company, has now debuted his own first work: the choreography of “Psychological Recovery” for “Hollywood en Pointe” under the principal choreography direction of Robert Hill and guest choreographer, Peter Chu. This, in his first season as a Company Member with Orlando Ballet Company.
Arcadian is looking forward to his second season with the Orlando Ballet Company. He will be composing and choreographing one of the most beloved fairy tales of all time…a new, fresh interpretation of the Classic Tale “Beauty & The Beast”!