Led by Alicia Cutaia, ARC in Movement’s mission is to bring quality, creativity, and excitement into the world of dance and circus arts, and to bring paid opportunities to artists, musicians, and tech crews. Since 2015, ARC has provided employment and instruction to artistic performers, especially helping independent artists, creating bold one of a kind shows, combining the arts of dance, music, and more athletic circus performance.
In 2014, ARC in Movement was formed by Artistic Director Alicia Cutaia to perform original works, create new and original works for others, and instruct movers of all kinds. ARC is a unique combination of circus, dance and fire performance, brought together by Cutaia’s artistry and joy of movement. ARC offers a one-of-a-kind performance experience through Cutaia’s work as an award-winning choreographer, international professional dancer, and teacher as well as her experience in the circus world as a fire dancer and aerialist.
We have had the opportunity to create performances and perform for many exceptional organizations including The Venardo’s Circus, The Circus Project, Deschutes Brewery, BodyVox Dance Company, Electric Forest Festival, Portland Parks Event, and the Portland Piano International Gala. We have worked with Michael Curry Designs, Rose City Circus, Oregon State Fair, Pacific Fire Gathering, Reed College, Tempos Contemporary Circus, Night Flight Aerial, and more as rigging and technical support. ARC has provided private lessons, masterclasses, workshops and choreography for many companies and their students across the country including Eisenhower School of Dance, The Circus Project, Echo Theater, Edmond Performing Arts Center, and The dance Place LTD.