Arie has had hobbies touching the performing arts since childhood. Growing up with pushy parents who
only wanted the best for him, piano lessons were key in early childhood development.
He contnued music with ?ute in middle school orchestra before picking up guitar in high school –
like so many other teenage boys. It was also there that he first tried out actng with his favorite roles
being Cogsworth in Beauty and the Beast and Schroeder in You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown.
Performing historical fencing at Renaissance fairs also began around that ?me – like so many other teenage boys.
Playing music kept the creatve flame through college, but dying to get back to the stage he joined
Theatre In The Heights with his role as Lablache in A Shot in the Dark and had the privilege to be author
Brad Benedict in Done To Death last year. Arie is back again as Ben Benjamin and hopes to perform with his
Theatre In The Heights family for years to come.