ARIELLE POLYCRANOS - RALHA - Director - received her Bachelor of Science degree from St. Joseph College in 2012. She celebrated her 20th anniversary with LIAD in 2013 and has been teaching here since 2005. Her dance skills and technique are impeccable and she is a multi- talented dancer and performer in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Contemporary, Theater, and Modern, with a tremendous knowledge of dance to pass along.
Arielle graduated as a lead dancer in the Dance Company and has achieved the highest scores at every competition level including the “Miss Teen” & "Sr. Miss" title at numerous competitions. Arielle is currently a judge and master choreographer for Sophisticated Productions and has choreographed for the NY Cosmos & St. Joseph’s College Dance Team.
Her choreography has been recognized at every competition on regional and national levels. Her most recent accomplishments include The Industry Dance Award for “Rule The World” (received the highest score of the competition) & the X-Calibur Award for “People Helping People” (highest scoring Junior Dance of the weekend). 1st Place Hi Score Tn Group “Elastic Heart” & Tn Trio “I Will Wait” in 2016. The Industry Dance Peoples Choice Award in 2015 for “Chess.” 2014 1st Place Hi Score Sr Solo “It Doesn’t Hurt” (Stephanie). 2013 Hi Score group “Syrup & Honey”, Starbound’s 2012 Senior National Grand Champions for “Betrayal”, & Overall High Score Senior Trio’s, “The Garden of Eden” and “The Ravens” which were undefeated in the 2012 & 2013 seasons. She has also been given numerous Choreography Awards and has been presented with the Capiezo Dancer Award, Audience Choice Award, X- Calibur & Apogee Awards, (most entertaining choreography). Arielle has participated in Choreographer Showcases, Long Island Dance Consortium, charity showcases and was chosen to perform at Long Islands very own “Got Talent.”