Adrian Arrieta, James/Choreographer
Adrian is a New York/New Jersey based choreographer, performer and teacher. He is currently a dance instructor at PeachCraft Studios in his hometown of Summit, New Jersey where he began performing at a very young age. His choreography work includes musical productions such as Beauty and the Beast and The Sound of Music at PeachCraft Studios Conservatory.
In 2010, Adrian received the Rising Star Award at Papermill Playhouse (PP) and went on to perform in their main stage productions. Theater credits include: Peter Pan (PP), High School Musical (PP), Midnight Madness (New York Musical Theatre Festival), 1776 (New Jersey Performing Arts Center), The Producers (Summit, NJ), The Music Man (Summit, NJ), Fiddler on the Roof (Summit, NJ), and Titanic (Summit, NJ).
Adrian began his dance training on full scholarship at Manhattan Youth Ballet under the direction of Francois Perron and Rose Caiola. He later joined the French Academie of Ballet and studied with Francois Perron, Nadege Hottier and Brice Moussiet. Other training includes: American Ballet Theater (ABT); Ethan Brown and Melissa Allen Bowman, CAP 21; Bill Daugherty, Michael Cusumano (ABT).
Favorite Musical – Hair