For 24 years Ariana performed with the Pacific Northwest Ballet (PNB). Born and raised in California, Ariana received a scholarship to the PNB School before joining the company as an apprentice in 1987. The following year she was promoted to corps de ballet, became a soloist in 1993, and was named principal in 1994. Ariana toured with PNB both nationally and internationally. Her performances won numerous accolades including being featured on the cover of Dance Magazine. Her final PNB bow came in June 2011. Ariana’s ZinZanni career began in September 2011 and includes roles in Bonsoir Liliane!, Dinner at Wotan’s, Hacienda Holiday, Be Italian!, Hollywood and Vine, and four children’s shows. She was assistant choreographer for On The Air and choreographer for Return of Chaos, Hollywood Nights, Hotel L’Amour, Welcome to Wonderland, Love, Chaos and Dinner, Decadent Delights (which she also co-directed) and the children’s shows Curious Circus, Dream On and Lighter Than Air. Ariana is elated to return to the center ring in the newest ZinZanni production of A Night Like This.