Ariel joined the Circus Juventas team after moving to the Twin Cities from Chicago in spring 2017. Ariel is an actress, circus performer, and jack-of-all-trades movement professional. She is a Co-Founder and the Co-Artistic Director of Imaginez Ensemblez, a touring cirque and physical theater troupe. She is also a company member of her family mime troupe, Discovery Movement Theatre.
During her years in Chicago, Ariel worked as the office coordinator at Remedy Chicago, a health branding and marketing consultancy, as well as performing nationally and internationally with Imaginez and a variety of other theatres and performance groups. She holds a BFA in Acting from Northern Illinois University and studied abroad at the Moscow Art Theatre in 2009.
When not performing, Ariel likes playing with her kitty, Lucy, nerding out on all things sci-fi/fantasy, and going on grand epic adventures.