Arcell Cabuag is a first-generation Filipino-American from San Jose, CA. He moved to New York City 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 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. Cabuag taught classes and performed with EVIDENCE throughout Africa as a US Ambassador with Dance Motion USA. TV Credits include: Law & Order: SVU’s ¨Choreographed¨ 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.
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); Co-Artistic Director of the Restoration Dance Youth Ensemble; Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York University; University of Massachusetts; Boston Arts Academy, Peridence Certificate Program, The Ailey Fordham BFA and Certificate Programs; Florida State University; University of the Arts, Kent State, DeSales University, Coker College, Marymount Manhattan College, and Boston Conservatory. Cabuag is a 2004 New York Dance and Performance ¨Bessie¨ Award winner for his performance and work with EVIDENCE.