ARIELLE ROSALES • ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
A native New Yorker, Arielle is interdisciplinary performing artist, choreographer and educator, dubbed, “exciting rhythmic and undoubtedly seductive” by Dance Informa Magazine and "a very intense and wonderful choreographic talent" by Broadway World.
With more than ten years of professional experience—specializing in Flamenco—Arielle has performed on the stages of Carnegie Hall, New York City Center, and The Joyce Theater. She has been featured in commercials for Nokia, Target, MTV; episodes of “The Today Show” (NBC), “Good Morning America” (ABC), “Fatal Encounters (Investigation Discovery); feature films Going The Distance (Warner Bros), and True to the Heart (Winner of the 2011 LIIFE Award for “Best Supporting Actress”).
Her choreography has been featured in Man of La Mancha (Shakespeare Theatre Company, Washington D.C.), The Latin Quarter Show (REVEL Casino & Resort, Atlantic City), and the 2012 National Telemundo Logo Reveal. Her most recent work is dedicated to collaborative improvised-based cultural & personal exchanges, birthing the #WeFree | #UnleashYourDuende series in collaboration with Marguerite “RITA” Hemmings and Soles of Duende, an all-female intercultural percussive dance troupe.
As an educator, Ms. Rosales has taught throughout the United States, including Hubbard Street Dance (Chicago), Los Angeles Arts Collective, Mark Morris Dance Center (Brooklyn, NY), Broadway Dance Center (NYC), and made her international teaching debut in 2015 at The Jun Hui Dance Academy and The Harbin Gongnongbing Elementary School in Heilongjiang, China. She has also been a Teaching Artist with New York City Center, Lincoln Center, and Ballet Hispanico in addition to numerous in-school and after-school arts education programs in the tristate area. Arielle is currently on faculty at STEPS on Broadway, and Ballet Des Amériques.