Ariana is an actor, director, educator, and cellist based in NYC. She is the Artistic Director of the International Shakespeare Center Santa Fe, and co-director of the Youth Shakespeare Festival Santa Fe. Ariana is an alumna of London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) with a Masters degree in Classical Acting for the Professional Theatre. She is also an alumna of Reed College with a BA in Literature-Theatre, and received her early theatrical training from the Young Shakespeare Players in Madison, WI. In September 2019, she became a member of The Shakespeare Ensemble (curated by Ben Crystal) and joined them on a tour of Japan, performing Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, and Hamlet in original pronunciation (OP). She is the producer and curator of Tabling: The Podcast.