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Arielle Ballance is a classically trained Royal Conservatory pianist who also holds a diploma in Theatre Arts from MacEwan University. For over ten years she has passed along her love of performing to students and professional actors alike. Arielle has music directed, accompanied, and instructed for numerous musical theatre companies in BC and Alberta, such as Theatre Under the Stars, Capilano University, Alberta Opera, and Carousel Theatre for Young People, for which she earned a 2019 Jessie award nomination for Significant Artistic Achievement. She is also the recipient of the 2019 Ovation Award for Outstanding Music Direction for her work on Company with Raincity Theatre (Watch a clip of that performance here!)
To book Arielle for an audition coaching, special event, or wedding, please visit the accompaniment services page.
Arielle also teaches piano and voice through Resound School of Music, offering lessons from the comfort of your own home. To learn more about Resound, or to book a lesson with Arielle, click here.
Headshot by Kristine Cofsky Photography
Seated on-stage behind a keyboard, musical director Arielle Ballance doesn’t just keep the music and sound effects going—she’s always part of the action, playing the character of Pigeon, reacting to everything with huge animation.
The three piece band – Arielle Ballance, Steve Charles & KeAloha Noelani – not only provides excellent accompaniment, they are also called upon from time-to-time to participate as characters. There is something joyful in watching this trio who are just as engaged with the proceedings as those centre stage.
VINCE KANASOOT, THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT
THE VANCOUVER SUN