- Arianna Fleischman
A native of Jacksonville, Florida, Arianna (Ari) began dancing at the age of 4, under the direction of Marta Jackson. She also trained extensively under Javier Fernandez, Eugenio Gonzalez, and Luis Abella, who are Abt National Training Curriculum certified.
Ari is a certified member of The International Dance Council ( CID) and a Certified Progressing Ballet Technique teacher. She has attended many summer intensives, including: Fort Wayne Ballet, Milwaukee Ballet, Next Generation Ballet, Ballet MET, Orlando Ballet, and St. Lucie Ballet, with scholarships to many of these and other various programs.
Ari is trained in many styles, including Ballet, Modern, Contemporary, Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, African, Character, and Musical Theatre. After completing her local training at the age of 18, Ari relocated to join Milwaukee Ballet's Pre-Professional program under the direction of Rolando Yanes. While there she attended many outreach performances and choreographed for Lake Arts project, a local nonprofit. She then joined Fort Wayne Ballet for their 2020 season under Karen Gibbons-Brown.
She has guested with many companies, performing in many roles, for example: The Sugar Plum Fairy, The Dew Drop Fairy, and Clara in The Nutcracker, The White Rabbit in Alice in Wonderland, and Kitri in an excerpt from Don Quixote. Ari is currently employed by Art in Flight, Inc., an innovative dance enhancement program, and is dancing with United Ballet Theatre under the direction of Joseph Gatti and Emotions Dance under Larissa Humiston. She recently won the World Art and Royal Family Exhibition award and has been inducted into their Hall of Fame.
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