Ariel Grenier - Dance instructor
Ariel began dancing at the age of three at Studio One for Dancers in Oakland, ME. Here, she trained in tap, ballet, jazz, lyrical and gymnastics. She began attending the Maine Dance Teacher’s workshops as an assistant teacher in 2005 and now attends the workshops throughout the year as an active member and Board Member. Ariel has also attended workshops all over the world taught by the likes of Sonya Tayeh (SYTYCD), Gregg Russell (Emmy nominated tap choreographer), Chris Jacobsen (Co-Founder of The Dance Sessions), Rhee Gold, and Gina Hatch (Rockette and Disney dancer.)
After high school, Ariel attended the University of Maine in Orono. She choreographed and danced in many Showcases and participated multiple times in the American Collegiate Dance Festival across New England. She also danced in Robinson Ballet’s 2012 Spring Show and was a part of The Federation Dance Company in London, England 2010-11. Ariel has performed in the Waterville Opera House Musical productions of Joseph, the US Premier of Fame Forever and also acted as dance captain in Mary Poppins, Young Frankenstein, and the Little Mermaid. She recently choreographed their production of Wizard of Oz. Ariel has taught dance classes in England, Ireland and across the state of Maine. This will be her ninth year teaching at Next Generation Dance Studio in Brewer, Sixth year as Artistic Director and first year as owner of Between Friends in Brewer. This is her fourth year at Maine Arts Camp!
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