Arielle Cole

A Bay Area native, Arielle started dancing at the age of 3. Throughout her life Arielle has trained in Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Tap, Improvisation, Hip-Hop, Ballroom, Modern and Contemporary. In high school, she was a member of her high school dance team, the Lincoln Convertibles and studio performance company, the Fancy Dancers. Arielle received her BFA in Dance from SUNY Buffalo where she studied under Tom Ralabate, Kerry Ring, Anne Burnidge and John Lehrer. Arielle also attended the San Francisco Conservatory of Dance where in addition to receiving a choreographic residency, she studied Ballet, Modern, and Improv under Summer Lee Rhatigan, Alex Ketley, Chris Burns and Thomas McManus.

After college, Arielle danced in Israel where she continued training under the Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company. Dance brought Arielle to Albuquerque, New Mexico, where she was a member of Keshet Dance Company and taught Jazz and Ballet in their community classes. While at KDC, Arielle danced for Shira Greenberg, Peter Bennet, Vladamir Conde Reche and Sarah Williams. Arielle now teaches all around the Bay Area and is a certified dance teacher through Dance Masters of California, Chapter 13. Currently Arielle is a member of Perspectives Dance Company and Cabaret San Jose. In addition to directing the Montage Contemporary Company, Arielle also teaches Ballet, Jazz and Zumba every Thursday at Montage. In her spare time, Arielle enjoys cuddling with her dog, beading, and hiking.