Portuguese choreographer was born in South Africa and studied dance in Johannesburg. He came to London in 1991 to train at the London Contemporary Dance School, graduating with a master’s degree. He has worked nationally and internationally in opera, musicals, plays and film, and created several original commissions for dance and ballet companies including Royal Opera House, San-Francisco Ballet, Phoenix Dance Theatre, Candoco and Ballet Black.
Arthur Pita created his award-winning dance theatre piece The Metamorphosis, an adaptation of Kafka’s short story, in the Linbury Studio Theatre of Royal Opera House in 2011. Its 2012 revival was broadcast on Sky Arts.
Pita’s original productions include BoomShe SheBoom, Bugger: a fairytale and Camp, all performed at The Place, and The Little Match Girl and Stepmother/Stepfather for DanceEast, where Pita is currently Artist in Residence. He adapted his God’s Garden for Natalia Osipova and Ivan Vasiliev in their Solo for Two programme in 2014.