Most dance instructors do not take adult ballet dancers seriously. Ariana maintained her capabilities and talent over and over again while teaching younger dancers in with adult dancers; she never missed a correction that needed to be addressed, however as adults, she understood and respected the aging body. If I had a question after class about a combination, she was always patient in showing and explaining it to me. I cannot give enough compliments. Ariana has an outstanding work ethic, is motivated, talented, passionate, and is a very kind and caring dance teacher and person. She gives a source of professionalism in class that remains constant. Not all dance teachers are created equal; she is the definition of grace.