Originally from Reykjavík, Iceland, Ari has been singing and performing all his life. He moved to London to undertake the vocal BMus course at the Academy in 2017. Ari remains at the Academy to equip himself with the skills for a career in musical theatre, after numerous professional experiences as a singer. Notably, Ari represented Iceland at the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest, held in Lisbon, Portugal, and played the title role in Oliver! at the National Theatre of Iceland in 2009. Ari has also performed as a soloist in various TV series, films, and commercials.