Arielle Smith

Arielle Smith

Choreographer(Beyond Ballet and NYB alumna)

Arielle started her training at the Hammond School in Chester. At 16 she gained a place at Rambert School of Ballet and contemporary Dance. Following her graduation Arielle has started to work professionally as a choreographer, her piece ‘Cradle’ premiered at the Barbican this year as part of a collaboration between Rambert School and London Schools Symphony Orchestra.

She continues to work closely with Rambert School as a choreographer and mentor for students interested in choreography at a the school. This year Arielle has launched her own company and they’ve begun the research and development process for a collaborative project between herself and designer Maxwell Nicholson Lailey entitled ‘Time, and the things we’ve done’.
She is also a proud member of the Fi.ELD ( Future innovators. East London Dance)

Joining NYB at the young age of thirteen Arielle has well and truly grown up through the company. Her passion to choreograph was discovered through the company’s annual ‘Frank Fremman Choreographic Competition. Throughout her years in the company several of her winning pieces went on to be included in the programme that season.

In her final year as a dancer Arielle 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 and Suitesong. Arielle is delighted to be back choreographing for the company this year.

Theatre credits include: Particle Fever (Platform Theatre), Inversion (NYB, New Wimbledon Theatre), Athena (NYB, Sadlers Wells), Storm (Stratford Circus), Suitesong (NYB, Sadlers Wells), ‘Cradle’ (Barbican concert hall) 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)