Arielle SmithYoung Associate Choreographer, New Adventures

Arielle started her training at the Hammond School in Chester and then went on to train at Rambert School.

From a young age Arielle has had a passion to choreograph, and it was at the National Youth Ballet founded by Jill Tookey, that Arielle really discovered choreography.  In her final year as a dancer in the company she was the very first recipient of the Nijinska cup for an outstanding female choreographer. She then went on to choreograph several works for the company, Inversion, Athena, Suitesong and T-Symmetry.

Since graduating Arielle has performed with Rambert Dance Company and gone on to choreograph professionally. Her work Cradle premiered at the Barbican last year as part of a collaborative project between Rambert and London Schools Symphony Orchestra. She works closely with schools Rambert and Legat as a choreographer and teacher and also continues to work for The National Youth Ballet now under the artistic direction of Mikah Smillie.

Theatre credits include: Particle Fever (Platform Theatre), Inversion (New Wimbledon Theatre), Athena (NYB, Sadlers Wells), Storm (Stratford Circus), Suitesong (Sadlers Wells), ‘Cradle’ (Barbican concert hall), T-Symmetry ( Sadlers Wells), Lots Of Varied Expectations (Sadlers Wells).

Television and Film credits include: ‘Silent Me’ (in collaboration with designer Maxwell Nicholson Lailey), ‘Beyond Ballet’ , Emerging choreographers of the National Youth Ballet (BBC London News)

As an independent choreographer Arielle has produced two works The Thing’s We’ve Done and Lot’s of Varied Expectations (which is featured at Resolution festival at The Place in 2018).

Arielle is passionate about drawing attention to the talent amongst young artists and feels so excited and privileged to join the team at New Adventures on this project that celebrates young people. Arielle became a trustee for New Adventures in September 2018.  For the 2019 season Arielle joins the World Premiere of Romeo and Juliet with fellow alumnus Bryony Harrison as Young Associate choreographer.


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