Arielle was born in Havana, Cuba. She started her training at the Hammond school,Chester and at 16 went on to train at Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance.
From a young age Arielle has had a passion to choreograph, and it was at the National Youth Ballet founded by Jill Tookey, that Arielle really discovered choreography. In her final year as a dancer in the company she was the very first recipient of the Nijinska cup for an outstanding female choreographer. She then went on to choreograph several works for the company, Inversion, Athena, Suitesong and T-Symmetry.
Since graduating Arielle has gone on to choreograph professionally. Her work ‘Cradle’ premiered at the Barbican last year as part of a collaborative project between Rambert and London Schools Symphony Orchestra. She works closely with schools Rambert and Legat as a choreographer and teacher and also continues to work for The National Youth Ballet now under the artistic direction of Mikah Smillie.
As an independent choreographer Arielle has produced two works The Thing’s We’ve Done and Lot’s of Varied Expectations. (which was featured in this years Resolution festival at The Place).
Arielle is passionate about drawing attention to the talent amongst young artists and feels so privileged to have a team of exciting young dancers, artists and collaborators.
Theatre credits include: Particle Fever (Platform Theatre), Inversion (New Wimbledon Theatre), Athena (NYB, Sadlers Wells), Storm (Stratford Circus), Suitesong (Sadlers Wells), Cradle (Barbican concert hall), T-Symmetry ( Sadlers Wells), Lots Of Varied Expectations (Sadlers Wells).
Television and Film credits include: Silent Me (in collaboration with designer Maxwell Nicholson Lailey), Beyond Ballet, Emerging choreographers of the National Youth Ballet (BBC London News), Why so few female choreographers? (BBC News online)