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Ariel Asch

Ariel Asch is a New York-Based choreographer, dancer, dance educator and the artistic director of the indie-ballet collaborative.  She completed her BFA in Dance from Alvin Ailey/Fordham University with a minor in philosophy. She is currently pursuing her Masters in Dance Education at Hunter University as a Lincoln Center Scholar.  In fall of 2015 she started a dance program at University Neighborhood High School in the lower east side.  Ariel also teaches movement for actors at HB studio, and Improvisation for Joffrey’s Jazz and Contemporary program.  Her choreographic work has been shown at Symphony Space, Citigroup Theater, Dance New Amsterdam, Center for Performance Research, and more.  Ariel’s company INDIE-BALLET is a contemporary and improvisational collaborative of musicians and dancers that presents dance with live music in social situations.  Indie-ballet has performed at live music venues and also in multiple community gardens as part of New York Restoration Project’s series: Arts in the Garden. Most recently Ariel choreographed a 5 video visual album for the band FOREIGN FIELDS, as well as a music video for the single “Love You With the Lights On” by MORGXN.  (

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