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Arcell Cabuag (EVIDENCE, A Dance Company Associate Artistic Director/Dancer) is a first-generation Filipino-American from San Jose, CA. He moved to New York City in 1996 to attend the Alvin Ailey American Dance Center, where he was introduced to Ronald K. Brown. Soon after, he joined EVIDENCE, A Dance Company as its first apprentice, became a company member one year later, and has served as its Associate Artistic Director since 2004. He currently teaches EVIDENCE repertory at Princeton University and is thrilled to be the newly appointed Billie Holiday Theatre’s Youth Arts Academy Director of Education.

Performance credits include: dancing with Camille A. Brown, Mekeda Thomas, Rock the House for Paramount Pictures; The Shoji Tabuchi Show (Branson, MO); the Richard Rodgers Centennial Production of The King and I; and dance festivals worldwide. Arcell taught classes and performed with EVIDENCE throughout Africa as a US Ambassador with Dance Motion USA. TV Credits include: Law & Order: SVU Choreographed episode and Codorniu Cava commercial with PILOBOLUS shot in Barcelona and aired on Spanish television.


He has assisted Mr. Brown in creating repertory on Philadanco Dance Company; MUNTU Drum and Dance Company; TU Dance; Ballet Hispánico; Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater; Cuba’s Malpaso Dance Company and served as associate choreographer for the Tony Award winning Broadway and national touring productions of The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess.


Mr. Cabuag is proud to serve the dance community as a long standing educator and advocate nationally and abroad. Education, advocacy, and teaching EVIDENCE repertory work include: Professor of Dance at Long Island University (Brooklyn Campus); Education Director of the Billie Holiday Theatre's Youth Arts Academy / Artistic Director of he Billie's Dance Youth Ensemble; Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York University TISCH; University of Massachusetts; Boston Arts Academy, Peridance Certificate Program, The Ailey Fordham BFA and Certificate Programs; University of Washington, University of the Arts, Kent State, DeSales University, Coker College, Marymount Manhattan College, Connecticut College, Washington University, Guest Instructor at Jacob’s Pillow and Boston Conservatory.



Arcell is a 2004 New York Dance and Performance ¨Bessie¨ Award winner for his performance and work with EVIDENCE. He also received a 2024 Leader of the Path Abundance Dance Award, and along with Ronald K. Brown is a 2024 Awardee of Distinction for Dance Teacher Magazine.

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