( b. circa 1959 - d. Nov 12, 2008 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA ) Male
Arte was an established Theatrical Dance Champion, Instructor, Performer, Choreographer, and Director. He performed in several Broadway shows such as Tommy Tune's "Grand Hotel", "Victor Victoria" with Julie Andrews, "Once Upon a Mattress" with Sarah Jessica Parker, the original workshop of "Fosse" and as a dancer and Associate Choreographer for the Broadway production "Swing".
Arte was The United States Ballroom Champion, 5-time Star Search Finalist and winner of the "Gypsy of the Year" (Best of Broadway).
As a choreographer Arte's romantic and sweet-tempered work was theatrically persuasive. A review by John Kenrick (Author of Musicals101.com) said, "Arte Phillips's fine choreography for Victor Victoria at the Papermill Playhouse was miles ahead of the Broadway version, making "Le Jazz Hot" and other numbers genuinely exciting." Joseph Bowen was quoted to say, "...along with excellent ballroom choreography by Arte Phillips, gave this show 'Queen of the Stardust Ballroom' the polish it deserves."