ALEKSANDER VARADIAN is a Norwegian Armenian-American freelance artist, performer and writer, based in New York, London and Oslo.
Raised in suburban New England and rural southeast Norway, after years of regional stage performances at a young age, he began forging his formal training in 2011 at Skien Videregående Skole under Latvian actor-director Romans Birmanis.
In 2014 he moved to the UK to train at the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts with emphasis on cross-disciplinary collaborative development in the arts. After graduating he moved briefly to London to work on theater collective Action To The Word's production of Women Beware Women at the Camden People's Theater.
Shortly after the show's closing, he moved to New York City to dance captain the company's Off-Broadway run of A Clockwork Orange at New World Stages. After completing the run, he decided to remain in New York to continue exploring the city's independent art sphere, whilst developing their skills as a director and writer. This past fall he debuted a new piece at Dixon Place alongside LIPA alumni and playwright Sarah Gallegos; BeanyTodd.
In 2020 Aleksander returned from Paris, where he was in workshops with members of the internationally acclaimed Compagnie Philippe Genty.
Back in New York, he is now dedicating the majority of his time to working with protesters and mutual aid organizations through the city's economic and ethical fallout.
In 2021 Aleksander will be based in Oslo to further explore opportunities in the Scandinavian market.
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