Ariel Rose is a soloist with the Miami City Ballet and a freelance choreographer.
A Peruvian-American, native of New York City, he attended the Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School for Music & Art and the Performing Arts. Receiving his early dance training at Ballet Academy East, he continued on to the ABT/Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Ballet School and completed his training at the Boston Ballet School on full scholarship. Rose then went on to dance professionally with the Boston Ballet II, El Ballet Municipal de Lima, in Peru, and the Richmond Ballet. In 2013, he joined the Miami City Ballet.
Rose first began choreographing in 2002 through student choreographic projects and in 2015, was a recipient of the choreographic fellowship from Jennifer Homan’s Center for Ballet and the Arts at New York University. He has since been commissioned to create new works by many professional companies, including the Miami City Ballet, Cia De Ballet do Rio de Janeiro, Medanza, Ballet Metropolitano, The Skylar Campbell Dance Collective, Revolve Dance Project, and Dimensions Dance Theater of Miami. His choreographic works have been performed in cities all over the Americas, and at estimable theaters such as, Jacob’s Pillow in Becket, Massachusetts and the Joyce Theater in New York City. He has also created works for distinguished schools including Miami City Ballet School, Boston Ballet School, and Ballet Academy East.
His first work for Miami City Ballet, Amorada Pas De Deux, was commissioned by Artistic Director, Lourdes Lopez, in 2021 and went on to be performed at the Nantucket Dance Festival. In 2022 Rose was commissioned by Daniel Ulbricht to create a piece for his Stars of American Ballet. Rose received a grant from The Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs for his choreographic work in 2022, and has also collaborated with widely celebrated Miami based musicians, such as the fellows of the New World Symphony and acclaimed latin grammy winner Jorge Mejia. Rose’s work Hesperion, choreographed for Cia de Ballet do Rio de Janeiro, was awarded the silver medal in choreography at the Valentina Kozlova International Ballet Competition (2017).
In addition to choreographing, Rose creates, edits, and directs film projects. Traveler, a three-part dance film, which he choreographed and co-directed, was selected by the Canadian International Fashion Film Festival (CANIFF).
Rose is a member of the Inter American Choreographic Institute and helped artistically found its annual festival, "Men Who Dance" - a unique program bringing together male dancers of various dance disciplines from all over the world, in order to celebrate and showcase their talents. He also currently serves on the board of directors of Dances Patrelle, based in NYC.