About  Ariana

From the first time she saw the musical Annie at age nine, Ariana knew the stage was where she wanted to be! Growing up in Connecticut, she was immersed in the performing arts, singing in vocal competitions and with various choral groups, as well as auditioning for and performing in several musicals at school and throughout her community. In high school, she was selected as one of six singers to participate in the Ensign-Darling Vocal Fellowship at the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts in Hartford, CT, a scholarship program providing voice lessons and coaching, music theory and piano training, as well as monthly masterclasses and yearly recitals. 

 

Ariana went on to continue her private vocal studies with Chair of Voice & Opera, Patty Thom at The Boston Conservatory where she pursued a Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance with an Opera Emphasis.

 

After college, Ariana relocated to New York, where she continues her career as a professional singer and actress, working as a freelance soloist for special events and churches, and traveling to perform in theatrical productions throughout the country and abroad! As an actress, Ariana has toured throughout the United States, Canada and Singapore with National and International Touring productions of My Fair Lady and The Sound of Music.  She has also performed in several regional productions at theaters throughout the country including The Gateway Playhouse, The Palace Theatre, Arizona Broadway Theatre, Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, SpeakEasy Stage Company, Westchester Broadway Theatre, La Comedia Dinner Theatre, Theatre Three, White Plains Performing Arts Center, and the John W. Engeman Theater.  

In addition to performing, Ariana has served as a director, vocal director, vocal coach and teacher, having contributed to various productions at the John W. Engeman Theater, Bayway Arts Center, Studio Theatre of Lindenhurst, Conard High School, George F. Baker High School, and Take A Bow Playhouse.  She was also a Teaching Artist with the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts' Musical Explorers program created in conjunction with the Weill Music Institute at Carnegie Hall, which introduces different musical genres to elementary school students. Ariana is an active private coach and teacher, and currently provides vocal technique and music fundamentals training in New York City to students of all skill levels. For more information, please visit the contact page.

Ariana recently returned to New York City after two years of traveling and performing around the United States and Canada in the NETworks North American tour of Rodgers and Hammerstein's The Sound of Music. Up next, she will play the role of Divonne in the new Off-Broadway musical The Green Room at the American Theatre of Actors' Sargent Theater through October 27!

 

News & Upcoming Events

Ariana will star as Divonne Bruder in the new Off Broadway musical

The Green Room 

running September 25 through October 27, 2019!

For more information about tickets, please click the link below

and visit www.GreenRoom.BrownPaperTickets.com!

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"...and best friend Divonne Bruder (Ariana Valdes). While the quartet shine in various solos and tight four-part harmonies throughout the show, Valdes in particular earns every showstopping wisecrack and brassy number with ease and agility." - Onstage Blog, Natalie Rine

"Divonne Bruder (Ariana Valdes), large, exuberant and an exposed nerve... movingly vents her inner battles and insecurities in “It’s All About Me.” - TheatreScene.net

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