Ariel Cecelia Freedman
Ariel Freedman earned her BFA at The Juilliard School, where she received the Martha Hill Prize. After graduating, she performed with Aszure Barton, Mikhail Baryshnikov, and David Parker. She danced with the Batsheva Ensemble and Company for five seasons, taught Gaga and Ohad Naharin’s repertory, and has performed with Kidd Pivot, Motley Dance, Keigwin + Company, Zack Winokur, and Michelle Mola/ The Troupe in collaboration with the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), Liz Magic Laser, Noa Zuk, Idan Sharabi and Dancers, Talia Beck, Helen Simoneau Danse, Zoe | juniper, Ella Rothschild, and Bobbi Jene Smith/ American Modern Opera Company (AMOC). She is an Artistic Associate of the Roy Assaf Dance Company, with whom she has been dancing, creating, and teaching since 2013. In 2017 she premiered the evening-length duet Empress Archer, performed and co-created with Meredith Webster under the umbrella of The Cambrians, a Chicago-based dance production and media company. Along with Webster, she is also part of the ongoing creative process of This One Then with choreographer Charlotte Griffin.