Full Name: Ariana Nicole DeBose
Hometown: Newbern, NC
Currently Resides: Wake Forest, NC
School: entering freshman at Western Carolina University
Favorite professional dancer: Elizabeth Parkinson & Charlotte d’Amboise
Other talents/hobbies: Sing, act, scrapbook, play the clarinet.
Ariana Debose has been dancing since she was 3 years old and loves to express her creativity through dance. She also enjoys scrapbooking and playing the clarinet. Her goal is to attend college and study musical theatre.
How did it feel on the recent day with the press and photo shoot? “All of this is so incredibly new and exciting, but it is still surreal. It’s a blessing to be involved in this craziness.” (FOX)
Dance Signature Move:
Looks up to one show alum in particular: “Martha Nichols from Season 2 is actually from my studio. I used to dance with her, so I feel like I kind of dance similarly. Or I did at one time. I’ve gotten older and changed a little bit. But she’s such a great person, so I hope that people can see me like that.” by Korbi Ghosh, Zap2it
From Fox Dance Profile:
I’m Ari from Raleigh, NC! I’m a graduate of Wake Forest Rolesville High School. I’ve been dancing since I was 3…which is a long time :). I trained at CC & Company in Raleigh for the last seven years and loved every moment. I plan on attending college post-SYTYCD as a musical theatre major at Western Carolina University.