ARIANA KARP is a recent alumna of London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) with an MA in Classical Acting for the Professional Theatre. She received early theatrical training from Richard and Anne DiPrima at the Young Shakespeare Players in Madison, WI, a program that produces performances of uncut Shakespeare with children ages 6-18. After receiving her BA in Literature-Theatre from Reed College in Portland, OR in 2011, she returned to the Young Shakespeare Players as a director. She is a founding member of the Ducdame Ensemble and an Associate Artistic Director of the International Shakespeare Center of Santa Fe. She also works with Stairwell Theater Company as an actor, dramaturge and assistant director and is a creator and producer of Tabling: The Podcast. Besides classical theatre, Ariana also has a passion for playing cello, something she has enjoyed doing since the age of 5.