Ariane Dolan has been on the faculty of Lou Conte Dance Studio since 1996. She is a favorite teacher of APA dancers who visit LCDS! She began her training at the Academy of Movement & Music in Oak Park and began classes at LCDS in 1981. In 1983 she joined Joseph Holmes Chicago Dance Theatre, with whom she performed until 1994, afterward joining the faculty, teaching ballet & Graham technique. Currently, she is a music theatre performer and has appeared in several musicals throughout the country and has worked in the Chicago area at the Mariott Lincolnshire Theatre, Drury Lane Oakbrook, Drury Lane Evergreen Park, and the Candlelight Dinner Playhouse. She has a BA in theatre from Roosevelt University. Ariane has choreographed for multiple shows at Drury Lane Theatre and Don’t Dress for Dinner at the Royal George Theatre. Ariane received the Ari Zoni Award for best performance in a musical in 1997. Her film/TV credits include
Save the Last Dance (Julia Stile’s ballet double) and PBS’s Love in Four Acts.