Ariel has been a part of the Calgary Contemporary dance community for over 17 years. Starting at the age of three, she began taking ballet and jazz classes, and began competitive dancing shortly after. Having a great passion for dance and a dedication to the fine arts, Ariel continued competing until she graduated from high school. Ariel was fortunate enough to train Tap, Jazz, Pointe, Lyrical, Contemporary and Hip Hop dance. She had amazing experiences while training in other genres such as Swing dance, Latin dance, Acro and Partnering with some of the most amazing choreographers and trainers from around the world. Also from the renowned show, Cirque Du Soleil.
As a young dancer, Ariel knew that dance would be her passion forever. She was a member of some of the most prestiges shows in Calgary such as The Young Canadians, and performed in front of over 20, 000 people. Ariel also got to travel all over Canada and the United States for dance in some places like Toronto, Vancouver, Los Angeles and Disneyland winning scholarships to further her Contemporary dance career.
Ariel later found her passion for contemporary dance choreography, and to be the creator behind the movement. For 5 years now, Ariel has been a choreographer and has made multiple high achievements in just a few short years. In the 2016 dance season, she was awarded 6 dance choreography awards. Some of her past awards have been “Choreographer of The Year” in 2014, 2015 and 2016. Ariel held the title of Danceworks Grand Champions in the finals two years in a row. Ariel also received a People’s Choice Award 2016 for her work and took First Place Overall for her routines in 2014, 2015 and 2016.
Ariel is also involved in charity and professional music videos. She had the experience of creating with Canadian Idol Jenn Beaupre and famous country music star Bobby Wills in their music videos in 2011 and 2013. She choreographed a flash mob for the Guinness World Record for building the longest lemonade stand in the world and helped raise awareness against bullying. When Ariel is not at the studio and dancing, working along side many organizations such as The Children’s Wish Foundation is what Ariel enjoys most. Her goal is to be able to help her young kids and teenagers find their passion in life.