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About Arielle



Arielle Ballance is a classically trained Royal Conservatory pianist who also holds a diploma in Theatre Arts from MacEwan University. For over fifteen years she has passed along her love of performing to students and professionals alike. Arielle has music directed, accompanied, and instructed for numerous musical theatre companies in BC and Alberta, including Theatre Under the Stars, Capilano University, Studio 58, Gateway Theatre, Presentation House, Alberta Opera, and Carousel Theatre for Young People, for which she earned a 2019 Jessie award nomination for Significant Artistic Achievement. She has received two Ovation Awards for Outstanding Music Direction: in 2019 for her work on Company (Raincity Theatre), and in 2022 for her work on Stiles and Drewe's The 3 Little Pigs (Carousel Theatre).


Besides being an in-demand audition, recital, and music festival pianist, Arielle also teaches with Resound School of Music and arranges harmonies for Vancouver gal group The Dimes. She is also the assistant artistic director of the Burstin' With Broadway choir in North Vancouver and will lead them as music director and conductor in their 2023-2024 season.

Headshot by Kristine Cofsky Photography


'golden hour' performed by Edward Chang and Arielle Ballance 


Conducting the Burstin' With Broadway choir at the Dundarave Festival of Lights

Photo by Christopher King



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