As a young talented classical ballet dancer who recently graduated from ENA, Ariel started attending international contests and school exchanges at an early age. It was his participation in these competitions that led him to dance at the International Contemporary Dance Festival in France and as a guest of the Ballet School of Mexico. He reached third place in an international ballet contest held in Havana with the pas de deux Llamas de Paris and Talismán and he participated in the ballet festival of Calabria and Ballet Joven in Lima. He was trained by famous dancers such as Carlos Acosta, Svetlana Ballester, Alberto Terrero, Lieng Chang, Octavio Martín, Julio Arrozarena, and Victor Ukate. He completed his undergraduate studies at the Ballet Laura Alonso Company where he danced Dracula and The Nutcracker.