and undoubtedly seductive”
- Dance Informa Magazine
Artist, Performer, Educator, Actress, Collaborator + Activist
Arielle Rosales is a Social Engagement Performing Artist and Interdisciplinary Flamenco Dancer with a professional dance career spanning over a decade, Along with the honor of performing on renowned stages such as Carnegie Hall and The Joyce, she has been featured in commercials for Nokia, Target, & MTV; episodes of “The Today Show” (NBC), “Good Morning America” (ABC), & “Fatal Encounters” (Investigation Discovery); and the feature film True to the Heart for which she received the 2011 LIIFE Award for “Best Supporting Actress.” Her choreography has been featured in Man of La Mancha (Shakespeare Theatre Company, Washington DC), The Latin Quarter Show (REVEL Casino & Resort, Atlantic City), and the 2012 Logo Premier of Telemundo. Since teaching her first classes with The Lower Eastside Girls Club in 2004, Rosales has gone on to teach at reputable dance studios such as Broadway Dance Center (NYC), Hubbard Street Dance (Chicago), & Jun Hui Dance Academy (China), and continues her Teaching Artist work with New York City Center for the U.S. Flamenco Festival, Flamenco Vivo, and Ballet Hispanico.
A proud Native New Yorker, this Mexican-American Jewish Boricua has lived a life confused by identity politics, leading to a deep need for human connection and a passion for artistic cultural exchange as a means to tap into our collective consciousness and liberate our spirits. In 2016, Rosales became the Founder & Artistic Director of House of Duende™, a nonprofit multicultural dance studio based in East Harlem. The studio has since closed after two full years, allowing space for the mission to manifest in other ways. Rosales debuted her interdisciplinary social engagement performance art piece #UnleashYourDuende during Marguerite Hemmings’ production of we free for which she received a 2017 Bessie Award Nomination for “Outstanding Performer.” This creative process continues as an exploration of physical and spiritual liberation through “unleashing our duende” and has since been commissioned by Movement Research, Gibney Dance, and BRIC Arts Media. Rosales is the Fall ’18 Artist Curator for Movement Research’s Artist of Color Council, as well as the flamenca of the all-female multicultural dance trio, Soles of Duende. These #LadiesInPercussion are the 2018 Artists in Residence at Dixon Place, where they are debuting their first full-length production, Can We Dance Here? in December 2018!
Rosales holds a BFA from The New School of Public Engagement with a Major in Musical Theatre, Minor in Playwriting, and Certificate of Creative Arts Therapy. Other training includes The American Musical & Dramatic Academy, Amor de Dios Centro de Flamenco y Danza Española (Madrid, ESP), The Institute for Spanish Arts ( Santa Fe, NM), The People’s Improv Theatre, & The Upright Citizen’s Brigade. She is represented by McDonald Selznick Associates and is an Equity Membership Candidate.
*Resume available upon request.
“A very intense and wonderful choreographic talent”
- Broadway World