ORLANDO, Fla - Arcadian Broad, one of Orlando Ballet’s principal dancers, is putting the final touches on his rendition of the classic Beauty and the Beast as he prepares for its debut this Friday night, April 29, 2016, at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts.
At the age of 20, Broad is believed to be one of the youngest people ever to have staged, choreographed and composed the music for a full length professional ballet production. The live music he composed for the final show of the 2015-16 season will be provided by the Central Florida Community Arts Symphony Orchestra.
Arcadian was first discovered when he competed on NBC’s America’s Got Talent seven years ago at the age of 13 and made it to the semi-finals. Soon after his run on the AGT, he appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
About Arcadian Broad’s Beauty and the Beast:
Orlando Ballet is proud to present an imaginative interpretation of the time-honored tale of Beauty and the Beast. From the Beast’s imposing castle, to the enchanted forest, Beauty and the Beast vividly illustrates the transformative power of love through striking set design, inventive choreography and a cast of fanciful characters. The show runs April 29 – May 1, 2016 at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts.
About Orlando Ballet:
Established in 1974, and under the Artistic Direction of Robert Hill, Orlando Ballet is the professional resident ballet company in the greater Orlando area. The Orlando-based organization employs a full-time company of national and international dancers from Brazil, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Portugal, Puerto Rico, as well as the United States, performing both full-length classical ballets and contemporary repertoire programs. Via its mission, Orlando Ballet seeks to entertain, educate, and enrich the cultural growth of Florida through the highest quality of dance. For more information on Orlando Ballet visit www.orlandoballet.org