Mission Statement


Ariel Rivka Dance (ARD) is an 8 dancer, all-women contemporary dance company based in New Jersey led by Artistic/Executive Director Ariel Grossman. ARD’s mission is to champion female creatives through original choreography, commissioned music, and curated family and educational programming. Drawing from Artistic Director Ariel Grossman's personal experiences as a Jewish woman, mother and choreographer, the company shares stories that resonate with a broad audience. Through movement, ARD creates a community of vulnerability and acceptance, providing opportunities for hope and connection.