Ariana, a Virginia native, began dancing at the age of three. She has studied jazz, tap, ballet, lyrical and contemporary. She has studied with ballet teachers from The Avery Ballet, The ABT, and the Washington Ballet. In high school she was offered an internship/scholarhip where she studied under Pam Chancey. After graduating high school she was offered a position as an NDA instructor and then went onto dance with the Towson University Dance Team where they won their fourth consecutive NCAA National Champion Title and Grand Champion Title. From there she went on to become a Washington Redskins Cheerleader where she traveled with Arm Forces Entertainment and performed in Italy and also performed other variety shows in The Dominican Republic and Mexico. Ariana loves to teach dance and her choreography has won numerous choreography awards, including Best verall. She loves to work with children and finds teaching dance very rewarding. When she is not teaching dance she is spending time with her family and her new baby boy. She is very excited to join the staff of CDP and share her love and passion for dance with others.