Ariel is a puppeteer, director and performer.
In his work, he uses very little text and a lot of playfulness in order to deal with hard social and political subjects.
Each project is created with a the puppetry or performance discipline that best suits it, with the hope to always expand and question the media in which its created in, and with a desire to inspire viewers to feel, think and react.
His shows have won international prizes and are regularly invited to countless festivals and theatres in countries such as Germany, Denmark, France, Russia, United Kingdom, Canada, Estonia, India, Poland, Israel, Finland, Greece, Turkey, Italy, Spain, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Switzerland, Austria, Lithuania and more.
Currently living in Germany, Ariel has collaborated with institutions such as Maxim Gorki Theater Berlin, Theater Junge Generation Dresden, Schauburg Theater München, Staatsschauspiel Dresden, FITZ! Figurentheater Zentrum Stuttgart, Hanut 31 Gallery-Theater Tel Aviv and more. He also teaches and is invited to give lectures and masterclasses in institutions such as Staatliche Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Stuttgart, UQAM Universite de Quebec a Montreal, Central School of Speech & Drama, London and more.
In addition to theater, Ariel also animates puppets for dozens of Television & Cinema productions, such as Sesame Street Israel, where he plays the beloved character “Elmo”.
He graduated Cinema studies (B.A) in Tel Aviv University, studied puppetry classes in the School of Visual Theatre, Jerusalem, the Train Theater Greenhouse Project, Puppetry School, Holon, and Tel Aviv, and participated several masterclasses in the Institute International de la Marionnette, Charleville-Mezieres.