Announcing!! ARD at New York Live Arts with Carolyn Dorfman Dance Company May 28th-30th 2015!

Audition for ARDARD is auditioning for 2 female dancers November 15th with pre-audition workshops November 13/14 

Ariel Rivka Dance seeks two female dancers for paid company positions
Auditions are by appointment only and will take place on Saturday November 15th, with callbacks the same day. There are two Pre-Audition Technique and Repertory Workshops on Thursday November 13th from 5-7 and Friday November 14th from 3-5.  The workshops will feature an abbreviated class taught by members of ARD, followed by repertory work with Artistic Director Ariel Grossman and the company.  The cost of each workshop is $25 ($45 for both), and both sessions will cover different material for the audition and provide an invaluable extra opportunity for the company to get to know potential dancers. Pre-registration is required. Space is limited so register early to guarantee a spot! To register for an audition appointment please email photo (headshot or dance photo) and resume to 

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“The restrained and powerful choreography carried the mood.  Hana Ginsburg Tirosh again danced the defiant queen with a powerful and concentrated dignity, making the small gestures carry a great weight.  Grossman, like Tudor, doesn’t force facial expressions, and the meaning and power come from the stylized hints of emotion”- Mary Cargill, Dance View Times

The Jewish Week, Dance View Times and Oberon’s Grove

The “Book of Esther: The Journey of Queen Vashti and Queen Esther” depicts the stories of Queen Vashti and Queen Esther from the Purim story through a feminist lens, as a narrative contemporary ballet with a live, classical quintet.


"Vashti" excerpts

 “Vashti” excerpts

“…beautiful, strong, women in a cluster, performing Ariel Grossman’s lovely, fluid choreography…With a continuous flow of energy they supported and reinforced the quest of Vashti as she unraveled and solved the questions posed for women then, and for women now.” -Broadway World BWW