Ariana resides in NYC and is excited to be back on Broadway this fall as “Jane” in Chazz Palminteri’s A Bronx Tale; directed by Jerry Zacks & Robert DeNiro. An original company of Hamilton: An American Musical & known as #theBullet, she departed the broadway hit July 9th 2016. She’s appeared in the Off- Broadway production of Hamilton at the Public Theatre, Pippin as the Leading Player, directed by Diane Paulus. In the 2013 Broadway season she originated the role of Mary Wilson of Motown the Musical.” Her Television credits include The Breaks for VH1 (Yvette), Blue Bloods (Sophia Ortiz), OLTL, & SYTYCD season 6 Top 20 contestants.
She made her New York debut in Steven Sondhiem’s “COMPANY” with the New York Philharmonic, conducted by Paul Gemigani, starring Neil Patrick Harris, Martha Plimpton of Raising Hope, Christina Hendricks of Mad Men, Stephen Colbert, and the great Patti LuPone. The show played in movie theatres across America in June 2011 & is now available for purchase on DVD.
Ariana received her original dance training at CC & Co. Dance Complex in Raleigh, NC and has worked with numerous choreographers from New York to Los Angeles. Some of these include: Tabitha and Napoleon D’umo, Tyce Diorio & Martha Nichols of So You Think You Can Dance, Wes Veldink, Josh Bergasse, Joe Lanteri, and Elizabeth Parkinson. She has also worked extensively with the faculty of the Western Carolina University’s Triple Arts Broadway Series- including Christopher and Kelly Crandall Damboise, Terrence Mann and Charlotte Damboise. She is an award winning choreographer and has set work on dance companies, studios, dance teams & color-guards.