Ariel has taught dance and movement in a wide range of capacities for the last 8 years. She received her B.A. in Performing Arts and Social Justice from the University of San Francisco and holds a M.Ed. in Community Arts from Lesley University. Ariel has worked for prestigious arts organizations such as Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, and has performed with local dance companies like detour dance and Soulforce Dance Company. She teaches hip hop dance at a studio in San Francisco and serves as the Vice President of the Board of Directors for AXIS Dance Company. Ariel is thrilled to be a part of the Leap team, where she is able to provide enriching opportunities for youth to explore the possibilities of dance and movement.