A performer and dabbler in the arts since a young age, Ariel Amara is an explorer of all things expressive. She has been performing and sharing her passion since 2002 and is like a kid in a grown up costume with a rainbow of characters inside her that want to come out and play. She is a multi-faceted performing artist, trained in clown and character from multiple schools, and is a Certified Laughter Yoga Leader. Specializing in engaging audience interaction though stilt dance and acrobatics, hoop dance, fire performance and elaborate costuming, Ariel draws her inspiration from many sources.
She has performed circus and facilitated workshops in four countries and has studied a variety of movement and performance disciplines both locally and internationally. What started as a curious obsession with fire dance and object manipulation, quickly became a meandering journey to absorb anything and everything involved in body awareness, movement and play. In her years working and playing within the performing arts, she has also explored choreography, stage management and other behinds the scenes rolls, always learning and developing her craft.
She has worked extensively with organizations such as Stillmoon Arts Society and Spark Circus as a performer and teacher, and has attended multiple trainings in Clown at Fantastic Space and Acrobatic Stilting with members of Carpet Bag Brigade. Ariel has attended numerous movement and theatre courses at studios such as Harbour Dance, Katakomben Berlin and Circus West. She has most recently been delving into contact improvisation, Axis Syllabus and Butoh with inspiring teachers, passionately continuing to broaden her skills as a facilitator and performer.
Based on the North American West Coast, Ariel has been performing for nearly 15 years as a Hooper, Fire Spinner, Clown and Stilt Walker.
What She has done and where she has been…