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Ariel Dykes

Ariel Dykes is from Gainesville, Florida. She received her AA degree in musical theater from Santa Fe College and a BA in dance from the University of Florida. Dykes has trained in traditional and post-modern dance, jazz, voice, and acting and worked with such artists as Ailey dancers Nathaniel Hunt and Samantha Barriento, Tony Award-winner Scott Coulter, and world-renowned choreographer and performer Galen Hooks. She was introduced to stepping and strolling as a member of the Iota Lambda Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., where she choreographed step routines for the chapter and UF’s National Panhellenic Council.