Ariel Rivka Dance (ARD) is a critically acclaimed, all-female contemporary dance company founded by married choreographer/composer team Ariel Grossman (Artistic Director/Choreographer) and David Homan (ExecutiveDirector/Composer) based in New York/New Jersey. Last year, the company celebrated its 10th Anniversary Season at New York Live Arts. ARD remains committed to creating work with new music that explores emotionally driven movement. Collaboration and accessibility are the heart of ARD, and the company produces shows that incorporate various styles of dance and music, exposing audiences to quality artistry in an inviting way. In 2018, the company toured to Cleveland, OH, returned to the Gordon Center in Baltimore, MD and performed at the BAM Fisher as part of NimbusPRESENTS: OFFLINE+. Highlights of 2017 included tours to Houston and Florida and held a two-week teaching, choreographic, & performance residency in Vero Beach, FL. ARD has also been presented at NJPAC, Rutgers University, the Gershman Y (Philadelphia, PA), Saratoga Dance Museum, Baruch Performing Arts Center, Dixon Place, White Wave’s Wave Rising Series and Inaugural Solo/Duo Festival, and REVERBDance. Past performances include collaborations with Rioult Dance NY, Taylor 2, Heidi Latsky, Carolyn Dorfman Dance Company, Sean Curran.
Amy Marshall spent her early performing career based in New York City and dancing around the world with the companies of Paul Taylor and David Parsons, H. T. Chen and Dancers, Cortez and Company and many more. Born in Kyoto, Japan, she possesses an innate curiosity and passion for cultural history. The essence of her art is dance as metaphor for life’s experiences. After a decade of performing professionally, Ms.Marshall established the Amy Marshall Dance Company in 2000. Her motivation to test the physical boundaries of dance through her work established the unique character of her choreography. Trained at Goucher College with a double major in Dance and Theater, Ms. Marshall has become a renowned choreographer in her own right. Her repertoire has been set on professional companies and universities across the nation. In addition, Ms.Marshall serves as a mentor to dancers and choreographers through her work on numerous panels including American College Dance Festival, North Carolina School of the Arts “Arts Exchange” , and South Carolina Dance Association. She is also an Associate Professor of Dance of Hofstra University. Ms. Marshall sees dance as both the embodiment of life’s complexity and the pure elation it imparts to the world.
Chanel DaSilva, a native of Brooklyn, NY, fell in love with dance at the age of three. She studied at The Bernice Johnson Cultural Arts Center and also studied at Creative Outlet Dance Theater of Brooklyn. Her training continued at LaGuardia High School for the Performing Arts, The Ailey School, and Springboard Danse Montreal. She received a BFA in Dance from The Juilliard School, under the direction of Lawrence Rhodes and was the recipient of the prestigious Martha Hill Award. Chanel has performed works by Ohad Naharin, Doug Varone, Jose Limon, Jessica Lang, Alvin Ailey, Robert Battle, Camille Brown, and Lar Lubovitch. Chanel is a 2004 Level 1 YoungArts Awardee, a 2004 Presidential Scholar in the Arts and also a 2011 Princess Grace Dance Awardee. She was also featured in the 2004 PBS Documentary “American Talent”. From 2008 – 2014 Chanel was a founding member of the highly celebrated Trey McIntyre Project where she was a muse for many of Mr. McIntyre’s works. She graced the cover of DANCE MAGAZINE in 2011 and as a part of Brooklyn Academy of Music’s “Dance Motion USA” Chanel toured throughout Asia with TMP as an ambassador to the United States. She has taught master workshops and choreographed works for schools, universities and companies across the nation such as The Juilliard School, LaGuardia High School, Harvard Dance Project, Idaho Dance Theater, and Ariel Rivka Dance among others. She was a member of Lar Lubovitch Dance Company, a notable repetiteur of the works of Trey McIntyre, and also currently serves on the dance faculty at her alma mater, LaGuardia High School. In 2015, alongside her partner Nigel Campbell, Chanel co-founded MOVE(NYC). She currently resides in New York City.