ARIEL REBECCA GROSSMAN
Ariel founded Ariel Rivka Dance in 2008. She trained at the Joffrey Ballet School under the direction of Gerald Arpino with Eleanor D’antouno (American Ballet Theater), John Magnus, and Dorothy Lister. During this time Ariel was a dance major at LaGuardia High School of Music and Art and the Performing Arts and studied with Elisa King (Zvi Gotheiner Dance), Brunhilda Ruiz (The Joffrey Ballet), Michelle Benash (American Ballet Theater) and Penny Frank (Martha Graham Dance Company).She earned a B.S. in Dance with honors from Skidmore College where she studied with and performed works by Robert Battle, Alexandre Proia (NYC Ballet), Denise Warner Limoli (ABT), Debra Fernandez, and Mary Harney (Martha Graham).
Her work has been presented at the Saratoga Dance Museum, Baruch Performing Arts Center, From the Ground Festival, University Settlement and the Derriere Guard Festival. In addition to her artistic endeavors, Ariel has a master’s degree in Early Childhood Education from Bank Street College of Education. She teaches at the Jewish Community Project Early Childhood Center in lower Manhattan and has developed and currently administers an arts curriculum program incorporating dance, visual art and music for young learners.
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