ARCADIAN ALEXANDER BROAD – Accepted to The Juilliard School and More….

Welcome To About Arcadian!

Shanik Hughes Music Video Arcadian Broad DancerArcadian was born on February 27, 1996. At the age of 4 he showed a prodigious gift for the piano. By age 9 he won the Young Artist Competition. Soon, he received the opportunity to perform before 2,000 people at the Space Coast Pops 20th Anniversary Concert in Central Florida, as well as many other prestigious events.

While continuing his piano studies he pursued other interests, one in particular being a zealous pursuit in dance training.

His Ballet Training is from Orlando Ballet. Arcadian studies piano under the tutelage of Dr. Gary Wolf.

His passion for the arts has since put him on the fast track at such a young age.

Arcadian has been to Broadway and was a finalist for the title role of Billy in the hit musical Billy Elliot. He trained for two weeks in NYC with Director Stephen Dauldry and Choreographer Peter Darling.

America’s Got Talent 2009  (AGT)

Arcadian made his television debut on NBC’s America’s Got Talent – Season 4. Playing the piano and dancing, he made it all the way to the semi-finals. He became an inspiration to many and millions of Americans watched him as he performed all the way through the exciting TV series.

The Ellen Show 2009

The Ellen DeGeneres Show was next! Ellen was so impressed she invited Arcadian to be on her show and that was another exciting moment for him, to say the least!

The American Dance Competition 2011

Annual International Dance Competition - 2012

Among the different prestigious dance awards Arcadian has received is his recently awarded Medallion for the Overall Highest Score during The American Dance Competition – 6th Annual International Event – that took place in Daytona Beach, FL.

During that same event, Arcadian received the GOLD MEDAL in Contemporary.



National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day 2011

Arcadian with Jamie Lee Curtis, Actress & Chairperson for the Event

National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day – 2011

In May of 2011, Arcadian had another amazing opportunity when he performed in Washington D.C. for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Event.

Jamie Lee Curtis was Chairperson for the event and Arcadian was able to participate in a tremendous way for the cause of helping young people who have experienced these major traumas in their young lives.

Byron Pitts,  Chief National Correspondent for CBS News, was Emcee.

Held at the Shakespeare Theatre in D.C., you can Click here to read more about this memorable day for Arcadian.

Next, we can follow Arcadian as he moves on….to….

The Juilliard School – Summer, 2011

The Juilliard School became Arcadian’s next great accomplishment when it accepted him this summer, 2011.  Attending Juilliard gave him another opportunity of a lifetime with hopes of continuing along with his training there in the future as well.  This Juilliard group photo is one of many great momentos along the way.

Arcadian resides in Orlando, FL and continues his studies in dancing, singing, piano and acting.  He continues to be an inspiration to millions of people around the world.

He hopes to return to LA to pursue a career in the entertainment business.

Thank you for visiting the About page to learn a little more about Arcadian!

3 Responses to ABOUT

  1. Sam Dennis says:

    Is One individual allowed to have so much talent? Hope the government doesn’t find out or some bureaucrat or politician will try to redistribute Arcadian’s talent to those who don’t have any.

    Best of luck for a long and great career.

  2. Hi Arcadian says:

    It was such a joy to see how your hard work has paid off in regards to being more in touch with your body. Your confidence shows it. I was thrilled you had some lead roles and were able to be downstage more. I commend you for the energy you had to expend dancing, playing the piano so magnificently, then dancing again! WOW factor! My request, if you are able to sign the release forms, and post the Vampire’s Ball piano pieces on you tube or vimeo, whichever you use. Please let me know if you are able to. Thank-you so much. memerson@fullsail.edu

  3. RAY WATSON says:


    Your successes are sure. Be confident. Your dreams will all come true as you continue to work hard. It is the smart work and it is the hard work you do that sets you apart from all others. It is the secret to your success.

    Believing in you is easy !


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