"A mistaken movement is just a new creation." - Alicia Cutaia, Co-Director and Founder
“A truly mesmerizing performance of flying grace & grounded strength,
of masculine & feminine powers, of independence & unification. Their love,
cooperation, professionalism, flexibilty & kindness bring The Joy of Life
to any gathering."
— Jesster Canucklehead
“Alicia Cutaia and Russ Stark are performers of great skill and invention.
Their art fuses classic partnering into a hybrid form of contemporary dance
and urban circus. Cutaia's line is exquisite, her focus intense. Stark's
performance smolders with a calm mastery. Together they ignite the imagination
of their audience.”
— Jamey Hampton, Co-Artistic Director @ BodyVox
“It is an honor and a pleasure to work with Alicia Cutaia and Russ Stark.
Alicia is fantastically energetic, and Russ is present and responsive. Both
are consummate professionals, deeply knowledgeable in their fields, and
regularly challenge and inspire their students towards greater artistry and skill.”
— Kari Jay Hunter, Circus Project Lead Coach
“I worked with Alicia in choreographing my latest aerial piece and she was
integral to its success. She helped me open up into a new way of moving on the
trapeze, rooted in dance, that was still authentic to my movement style. I absolutely
recommend working with her if you want to break out of your own movement habits
and go into a wild new limitless territory. She is a gifted teacher and act coach.”
— Jack StockLynn, (Sir Cupcake)
“Arc vibrantly And kindly helped me take my performances to a new level."
ARC In Movement is a proud member of the Portland community that specializes in performance, creation, and teaching. We create bold and athletic performances in contemporary, jazz, ballet, aerial and acro. Our mission is to bring quality, creativity and excitement into the world of movement. Let's collaborate!