- Teaches students:
- Ages 5+ and special needs
- Teaching since:
Acting has been Ariana’s passion since she was 6 years old, and she has been performing in both local and professional productions ever since. Ariana holds a Bachelors of Fine Arts Degree in Acting from California Institute of the Arts and continues to take classes to continue refining her skills.
In addition to her degree, Ariana has done master classes in com media dell’arte (Foundation of Comedy and Mask Work), Shakespeare and Solo Performance, Acting for the Camera (Elias Mirage). Over the years, she has been lucky enough to work closely with Tony Award winner Stew (Passing Strange), Ellen Greene (Audrey in Little Shop Of Horrors) Roger S.H Shulman (writer of Shrek, creator of the Jonas Brothers TV show and writer of the screenplay for the animated feature film Balto). She has also worked with playwrights Susan-Lori-Parks and James Lecesne. Ariana has an intensive background in the classics of theatre, voice and language techniques, speech and dialect work as well as musical theater and on-camera acting. She has performed off-Broadway and continues to audition and act professionally. Ariana is the head of the acting program at Whitehouse Prep School in Whitehouse Station, New Jersey where she teaches conflict resolution through acting. She also stages shows with her pre-school and kindergarten level students.
What do I love about the work I do?
What don’t I love! I would not be me without having acting in my life. It gives me so much as a person besides just preparing me for a role. I love the confidence it gives and the way it can help us communicate on and off the stage. I love teaching about all aspects of theater and seeing my students find success in getting cast, being accept into colleges and seeing their passion for acting take off.
When you have me as your teacher, you have me as a friend, I accept and encourage texts and emails with questions about the work we are doing and also assign plays, lesson breakdowns and homework to help you take our lessons out into the real world of acting.
I hold my degree in Acting.
My son acted with Ariana and she was able to proved one of those amazing break through moments that upped his game entirely. Ariana helped him understand the impact of how to meet fellow actors at their level. His acting has evolved so much from what Ariana shares with him. Not has my son now been recognized with nominations and awards but will attend a University with one of the top
Performing Arts programs! Thank you Ariana for changing the game!