Arjay Centeno

North Arlington, NJ

Arjay Centeno expresses himself in many forms of art – dance, music, graphic art, photography, drawing, and poetry. Known primarily as a West Coast Swing dancer, Arjay competes, performs, teaches, choreographs and coaches in many styles of partner dancing, including International Standard and Latin Ballroom. Before dancing, however, Arjay was first and foremost a musician. He also has a portfolio of graphic designs that is a product of his Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Graphic Design. He is also a skilled photographer, and dabbles in illustrations and poetry.

Arjay has studied and played the violin for 17 years. He has competed as a soloist and won several Bay Area instrumental competitions. He has performed with different youth orchestras and served as Concert Master of his high school orchestra. He has toured Europe with the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra and played in some of world’s most renowned concert halls. Through the SFSYO he has had an opportunity to meet such celebrities as Robin Williams, Linda Rondstat, Sarah Chang, and Midori. Arjay attributes most of his success in dance to this music background and training.

Nowadays you can see Arjay wearing many hats at an event. From judging, emceeing, teaching and coaching, and djing. Many times all of them on the same day.

As a Dj Arjay is known for his diverse playlists, his love for 90s hip hop and RnB, and discovering fun mashups and covers. In any case he’s always in search of good music.