Middle and High School Dance Teacher
ARIELLA BROWN is a choreographer, performer, and educator in the Pacific Northwest. Through interdisciplinary collaborations with other artists such as directors, scene designers, writers, musicians, and dancers, she has toured her creative work throughout North America including Minnesota, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Nebraska, Washington, Canada, Arizona, Kentucky, and California. She has taught dance courses at the University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire, the University of Kentucky, the University of Arizona, Radford University, Pima Community College, and Pacific Lutheran University, where she served as the Director of Dance from 2015-16. Ariella earned her Master of Fine Arts in dance with an emphasis in choreography and a Certificate in College Teaching from The University of Arizona. Her Bachelor of Arts in Dance was earned from Point Park University. Currently, she is on faculty at Northwest Academy.
Ariella has been awarded grants and scholarships in order to pursue her work and was featured in Dance Spirit magazine and the Kentucky Kernel. Her passion is to continue to teach, perform, and create dance for years to come. Ariella joined Northwest Academy in 2022.