Attended the 2014 Joffrey Ballet School’s Summer Intensive in New York and was offered a position as a ballet Trainee.
Competed at American Dance Competition in the USA in 2015 and 2016, was offered a scholarship for Ballet West Summer Intensive.
Attended Ballet West Summer Intensive and was offered a spot in the year round advanced program in Salt Lake City.
She auditioned and got accepted into ‘Accademia Internazionale Coreutica’ a prestigious and highly selective formation course in Florence, Italy. Directed by Elisabetta Hertel: Academie Danse Princesse Grace alumni and former dancer with the Stuttgart Ballet.
She graduated from Accademia Internazionale Coreutica after four years.
She auditioned and is now a Trainee with United Ballet Theatre, company based in Orlando Florida directed by Joseph Gatti.
“Hello, I’m Ari, I’m 21 years old and I’m from Ecuador.
Ever since I learned to walk, I would walk around the house on releve. My mom always wanted me to take ballet classes but finally convinced my father when I was 7 years old. At a very young age I knew I wanted to dance professionally and my dream is to be able to become a company member and perform. Now I’m a Trainee with United Ballet Theatre, and I hope in the next years I will be able to be promoted as an Apprentice and then as a Professional, that’s my ultimate goal!
I’m so excited to have been selected as a Grishko Market Influencer because my pointe shoes 2007 Pros changed my life and I can’t wait to represent and introduce this amazing brand alongside its very first and only retailer in Ecuador ‘Love of Ballet Dancewear’.