Aaron Pitre is an Actor, Playwright, Artist and Creative Coach from Seattle, Washington. He began acting at the age of five, when he was cast as a singing pumpkin in a production of 'Cinderella' with the Missoula Children's Theatre. He was quickly put into dance classes after his mother caught him teaching himself how to moonwalk in his grandmother's dining room; He has been dancing ever since.
Pitre studied dance at Ewajo dance in Seattle, and with Alyce Carella in West Hartford, CT. As a member of 'Kids Collective:' Ewajo's youth dance troupe, Pitre performed in collaboration with several dance companies including the Pacific Northwest Ballet, the Native American Young Ladies Association, and Spectrum Dance. Pitre also performed in numerous celebrations and festivals including the grand opening of the Experience Music Project, Seattle's Bumbershoot festival, 'Dance This' at the Moore Theatre, and Dance Theatre of Harlem's 25th anniversary performance of 'The Firebird.' Pitre was also a member of the Citiarts dance ensemble in Connecticut.
Although Aaron had participated in dance and theatre throughout most of his life, it wasn't until the ripe-old age of twelve, after playing George Spelvin in a middle school production of "The Actor's Nightmare," that he knew he wanted to pursue the performing arts as his career.
At the age of sixteen, Pitre made his professional debut as a dancer in a production of 'Black Nativity' with the Tony Award-winning Intiman Theatre (Seattle), performing to sold out shows eight times a week.
Pitre studied theatre at Suffolk University, and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre. At Suffolk University, Pitre performed in over twenty productions including 'Othello' in which he won an award from the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival(KCACTF) for his portrayal of Iago. He was also a regional finalist for the KCACTF Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship.
Pitre made his professional acting debut in 'The Blowin of Baile Gall" at the Boston Playwright's Theatre, originating the role of Laurence/Lionel in the Elliot Norton Award-winning play by Ronan Noone. Other professional acting credits include:
The New England premiere of 'The Secret Love Life of Ophelia' with the NORA Theatre(Boston), 'The Tempest' with Shakespeare in Delaware Park (Buffalo,NY), and 'The Relapse' with the Irish Classical Theatre(Buffalo, NY).
Pitre believes that in every circumstance, one can choose to play either the victim or the master, so one should always play the master. He looks at life as an art form; an expression of creativity.
Name: Aaron Pitre
Occupation: Actor and Playwright