Ariana DeBose is a contemporary dancer who was born on January 25, 1991. She took part in So You Think You Can Dance’s sixth season competition and finished in the Top 20.
Ariana Debose Biography
At Raleigh, North Carolina’s CC & Co. Dance Complex, Ariana received her dance training.
Ariana Debose Suppose You Can Dance
Click here to view every performance by Ariana DeBose from Season 6.
Ariana Debose Post-SYTYCD
As soon as Ariana accepted the role of Nautica in the 2011 Alliance Theatre production of Bring It On, her career as a dancer in Broadway and Off-Broadway productions skyrocketed. She also participated in the ensemble of the Company performance by the New York Philharmonic, which was captured on camera for television. Bring It On began a nationwide tour of the country at the end of 2011. DeBose understudied the character Danielle in the 2012 Broadway production of her role.
2013 Broadway Production
DeBose understudied Diana Ross in the 2013 Broadway production of Motown and played Mary Wilson. DeBose quickly left the show to take on the role of Eponine in a local production of Les Misérables. She then returned to Broadway as a noble and a player in the musical Pippin, understudying the Leading Player role, which she eventually assumed for a brief time in 2014.
Play the Bullet in the Cast
Early in 2015, DeBose left Pippin to play the Bullet in the cast of the Off-Broadway production Hamilton. Later that year, the show was transferred to Broadway, where it took off immediately. For her dancing in the play, she received an Astaire Award nomination.
After leaving Hamilton in July 2016, DeBose appeared as Sophia Ortiz in a guest spot on Blue Bloods and played Daphne in the suspenseful movie Seaside.
Returned to Broadway
In November 2016, she returned to Broadway, playing Jane in A Bronx Tale through August 2017. She also served as the eight-week host of the related Bronx Bullet vlog on Broadway.com.
Later, in late 2017, DeBose performed as Disco Donna in Summer: The Donna Summer Musical at the La Jolla Playhouse in San Diego. On Broadway, which debuted in April 2018, she played this part once more. In the category of Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical, she was nominated for a 2018 Tony Award. As Anita in Steven Spielberg’s remake of West Side Story, she also won a Golden Globe, a Screen Actors Guild, a BAFTA, a Critics Choice Award, and an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in 2021, 60 years after Rita Moreno received the same honour for the same role. In 2022, she presided over the Tony Awards.