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Ariel Rose


Hometown: New York, NY

Ariel Rose is a Peruvian-American native of New York City. He graduated from 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 danced with Boston Ballet II in 2008, where he had opportunities to perform with their main company, and originate a role in Jorma Elo’s One Concerto. In 2010, He performed as a Guest Soloist with El Ballet Municipal de Lima, in Peru, dancing the principal role of Franz in Alicia Alonso’s Coppélia. Rose then went on to join the Richmond Ballet where he performed works by many notable choreographers such as Ma Cong, Val Caniparoli, William Soleau, Salvatore Aiello and Jessica Lang. He joined Miami City Ballet in 2013, where he has since danced a wide variety of the company’s repertoire and worked closely with many world renowned choreographers.

Additionally, Rose is a freelance choreographer. He 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. Rose has 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). His works can be viewed at

Rose was promoted to the rank of Soloist in 2022.

Roles Since Joining MCB

Richard Alston

Ricardo Amarante

George Balanchine
Allegro Brillante
A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Titania’s Cavalier)
Ballet Imperial
Bourrée Fantasque
Diamonds (Demi-Soloist)
Episodes (Bach Section)
George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® (Cavalier)
La Valse (Death)
Serenade (Elegy)
Slaughter on Tenth Avenue
Stravinsky Violin Concerto
Symphony in Three Movements
Square Dance
Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 2
The Four Temperaments
Theme and Variations (Demi-Soloist)

John Cranko
Romeo and Juliet (Tybalt, Paris)

Nacho Duato
Jardí Tancat

Amy Hall Garner
Resplendent Fantasy

Martha Graham
Diversion of Angels

Pontus Lidberg

Justin Peck
Rodeo: Four Dance Episodes
Year of the Rabbit 

Alexei Ratmansky
Concerto DSCH (Demi Soloist)
Swan Lake
Symphonic Dances
The Fairy’s Kiss

Jerome Robbins
Brahms/Handel (Demi Soloist)
Dances at a Gathering
Fancy Free
In the Night
I’m Old Fashioned (Demi-Soloist)
Glass Pieces
The Concert
The Cage(2nd Intruder)
West Side Story Suite (Bernardo)

Paul Taylor
Arden Court
Company B
Mercuric Tidings

Twyla Tharp
In The Upper Room
Nine Sinatra Songs
Sweet Fields

Christopher Wheeldon

Classical Repertoire
Don Quixote(Gypsy King), Marius Petipa and Alexander Gorsky

Rose has originated roles in Ricardo Amarante’s Delight, Amy Hall Garner’s Resplendent Fantasy, and Pontus Lidberg’s Petrichor.