Our vision is that young people will create the ballet of the future.

Arielle Smith

Training/Education: Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance.

Professional Experience: Born in Havana, Arielle (she/her) is an Olivier Award award-winning choreographer who crosses dance, theatre and film. Her Olivier was awarded for her creation Jolly Folly for The English National Ballet. She has since been celebrated in The Stage 25 list as one of 25 individuals to become the future stars of the UK theatre industry, having also been named on The Guardian’s ‘Ones to Watch’ for 2022. Arielle was NYB’s first Beyond Ballet Choreographer.

Arielle’s theatre credits include Orfeo (Garsington), directed by John Caird, and Blackmail (Mercury Theatre), directed by Anthony Banks. She has a number of classical commissions and theatre projects in development. 

She has choreographed for some of the largest ballet companies around the world, including Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures where she was Associate Choreographer on his Romeo & Juliet. Other credits include Lots.Of.Varied.Expectations and Mañana Iguana.

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Arielle Smith
Choreographer, Residential Performance Company