From Titusville, FL, ARCADIAN BROAD began lessons in tap, hip-hop, and jazz at age nine. At the American Dance Competition, International Ballet Competition, he received a scholarship to the Orlando Ballet summer program, where he fell in love with ballet. Diversifying his education and experiences, Arcadian trained at The Juilliard School and appeared on America’s Got Talent, The Ellen Show, and So You Think You Can Dance.
At 16, Arcadian was invited to join Orlando Ballet under the direction of Robert Hill, becoming the youngest dancer in the company’s history. He performed principal roles in Carmina Burana, Coppélia, The Firebird, Hansel and Gretel, Romeo and Juliet, and Swan Lake, plus A Cinderella Story (Val Caniparoli), Dracula (Michael Pink), Fancy Free (Jerome Robbins), and Sinatra Suite (Twyla Tharp).
While at Orlando Ballet, Arcadian held the position of Artist in Residence, creating 15 contemporary works and 2 full-length ballets. For his full-length productions of Beauty and the Beast and Wonderland: Mad Tales of the Hatter, he composed original orchestral scores.
In 2019, after eight seasons with Orlando Ballet, Arcadian joined the Cincinnati Ballet, led by Victoria Morgan, where he continues to dance and choreograph. Highlights thus far include dancing in Wizard of Oz (Septime Webre) and creating Great American Dream for the company’s Cincinnati Made program.