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Ariana, a Chicago native, began her training with Larry Long at the Ruth Page Foundation School of Dance and later graduated from North Carolina School of the Arts under the direction of Ethan Stiefel.
Since joining the Alabama Ballet in 2011, her featured roles include Sugar Plum Fairy in George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker®, Balanchine’s Allegro Brilliante, as well as leading roles in productions of Swan Lake, Giselle, Don Quixote, Cinderella, Coppelia, and Alice in Wonderland, and role as a Stomper in Twyla Tharp’s In the Upper Room.
Ariana joined Encore Performance Company faculty in 2012 and has loved every moment! She teaches ballet for all ages and assists with rehearsing the Encore Performance Company competition team.
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