Ari Israel (Jacksonville, NC) began her training at the Dance Theatre of Jacksonville under the guidance of Maura Herrera, Debra Baile, and Debbie Baile. After high school, Ari furthered her training at Towson University, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude in the year of 2015, and received a BFA in Dance Performance. As a member of the Towson University Dance Company from 2011-2015, Ari had the opportunity to perform ballets such as Giselle, Paquita, and Don Quixote, as well as works by Runqiao Du, Linda-Denise Fisher-Harrell, Vincent E. Thomas, Trent Williams, Christopher K. Morgan, Stephanie Powell, Alia Kache, and Alvin Ailey’s Robert Battle. Ari performed with two professional companies in the Baltimore and DC area: VT Dance Company and Ballet ADI. She has had the pleasure to work with the Broadway legend, Hinton Battle, on the feature film BOLDEN! Ari has also received training through summer intensives at The Ailey School as a Scholarship Student, Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, and Complexions Contemporary Ballet. Ari is currently with Giordano Dance Chicago as a Senior Performing Associate.