photo by:Bill Hebert
Associate Artistic Director/ Dancer
Arcell Cabuag is a Filipino American native of San Jose, California where he trained with Charlie McGowan, Debbie Wilson, Keith Banks, and Soozi Childers. In 1995, he moved to New York City and attended the Alvin Ailey School where he was first introduced to Ronald K. Brown and EVIDENCE, A Dance Company. His professional experience prior includes dancing in: Rock the House for Paramount Pictures, The Shoji Tabuchi Show in Branson, MO, the Richard Rodgers Centennial Production of The King and I, the episode Choreographed on Law and Order SVU, and a "Codorinu" commercial with Pilobolus shot and aired in Barcelona.
Arcell enjoys serving the dance community teaching master-classes and setting EVIDENCE repertory to dance institutions including; Boston Conservatory, University of the Arts, Coker College, NYU TISCH, University of Massachusetts, Connecticut College, Marymount Manhattan College, The Alvin Ailey BFA Program, the Jikei School Dance International Program throughout Japan, the Peridance Certificate Program, Dance Attack Studio, the Center of Creative Arts of St. Louis, the New Orleans Ballet Association Summer Intensive, and as the resident teacher and co-director of the National Choreography Institute.
Arcell is currently a professor at Long Island University, (Brooklyn Campus) and a Co-Director of the Bedford Stuyvesant Center For Arts & Culture Youth Arts Academy Pre-Professional Training program/Restoration Dance Youth Ensemble.
Arcell has assisted Brown in setting original works on Philadanco, MUNTU Drum and Dance Company, Ballet Hispanico, the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, MalPaso of Havana Cuba, TU Dance Company and was the associate choreographer for the Tony Award winning production of The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess (Broadway and National tour).
Arcell has performed globally with EVIDENCE since 1997 and was appointed to be the Associate Artistic Director in 2004. Arcell is a proud recipient of the 2004 New York Dance and Performance “BESSIE” Dancer Award.