Adrian Arrieta first discovered his passion for dance in the musical Big early on in elementary school. He most recently finished a contract in The First National Tour of Broadway's Cinderella where he danced 8 shows per week as the Fox/Footman. Adrian began his dance training in Summit, New Jersey which he continued at the renowned French Academie under the direction of Francois Perron, Nadege Hottier, and Brice Mousset. Along with his rigorous classical ballet training he also studied contemporary and modern at Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School of New York City(ABT Ballet School). Throughout grade school he remained present in Summit High School's award winnning shows. Adrian simultaneously won the rising star award for best supporting actor at The Paper Mill Playhouse where he continued on to perform in High School Musical, Peter Pan, and Oliver. He has also taken his dance to the screen; his choreography can be seen in the featured NYU Graduate film 'State Debate.' Adrian is most excited to share his passion and knowledge for all things dance at Gotta Dance, and is excited for the year ahead at this wonderful studio!

Discovered Dance When...
Auditioning for my 5th grade musical, Big!
Inspiration
Bob Fosse, Jerome Robbins
Best Advice
Be like a sponge, soak up every bit of information even if its not directed to you
Best Decision
Leaving my soccer career and putting my all into dance