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Ariel is a plucky polymath* of theater and puppetry, with comedic, absurdist tendencies.


Ariel is a teacher and collaborator, working as a director, puppeteer, and movement-based creator-performer.

She has performed nationally, internationally, Off-Broadway, On-Camera, with and without puppets:

Internationally at places like Animo Festival (Poland), Akko Fest (Israel), Beijing City Theater (China), Musée du quai Branly (France), Nationally at places like Wallis Center (Los Angeles) and U of Washington (Seattle), and NYC at Theater Row, PRTT, Dixon Place, and The Connelly. 

She has taught as a full-time professor at the University of North Alabama, and as a visiting artist at Cornell College, University of Portland, University of Dayton, and University of Texas El Paso. She has also taught individual workshops and coaching sessions around NYC.

Ariel has an MFA in Ensemble Based Physical Theater from Dell'Arte International, where she studied devised theater, mask, clown, and movement


PATCH (Henson Carriage House), Celebration Barn, KO Festival, and CalArts



Best Puppetry Moment - Lalka Puppet Festival - Warsaw, Poland '18

Best Show - Lalka Puppet Festival - Warsaw, Poland '18

Graduated with Honors - Dell'Arte International '14

Van Clute Prize in Performance - Knox College '04

 *Ariel is also a consultant, painter, puppet builder, props builder, writer, and yoga instructor.


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