Ariel relocated to the North Bay Area of San-Francisco two years ago from Central Massachusetts, where he lived with his wife. He was most recently seen as Stanley Kowalski in an explosive production at 6th Street Playhouse, and in the north-bay premiere of This Random World at Left Edge Theatre. Ariel is returning to Marin Shakespeare Company as Lucio and Sir Lancelot in their 2019 summer productions of Measure for Measure and Spamalot, respectively.
After graduating from Stella Adler Studio in NYC, Ariel spent much of the 2014 season with Theatre For A New Audience in their productions of King Lear featuring Michael Pennington and The Killer featuring Michael Shannon and Kristine Nielson. He has received rave reviews for his Shakespeare work, including roles such as Leontes (Winter's Tale), King Ferdinand and Berowne (Love's Labour's Lost), Bertram (All's Well that Ends Well), Hamlet (Hamlet), and Lorenzo (Merchant of Venice).
With five years of classical training, first at The Dome Theatre Program at Dawson College and then at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting in NYC, Ariel has been treading the boards for over 12 years. His first foray into theatre was with a travelling troupe producing interactive theatre for children with disabilities, and it is that experience that influenced his belief that theatre should connect and affect us all, however briefly.
Outside of New York City, he has played at the Straz Center in Tampa Bay, Marin Shakespeare Company, 6th Street Playhouse and Left Edge Theatre, as well as the historically-accurate recreation of the Jacobean Stage of the Worcester Shakespeare Company.
Presently, Ariel is studying to become a certified Alcohol & Drug Addiction Counselor, and performing on the stage and in front of the camera as often as he can. He recently celebrated becoming a father, and enjoys riding his Ninja, spending time with his wife, Gillian, and snuggling with his 2 dogs and cat, Desdemona, Emilia, and Willow. Ariel is a proud Equity Membership Candidate.