Ariana Hellerman‘s goal is to make the arts more accessible to all people. In her cultural diplomacy work with the U.S. State Department, Ariana led a tour with Zanzibari band, Rajab Suleiman & Kithara through Center Stage, the cultural diplomacy initiative that connects foreign artists with American communities through the performing arts. She also tour managed Reggie Wilson Fist and Heel Performance Group’s tour to Panama, Haiti, and the Dominican Republic with DanceMotion USA. Ariana conceptualized and curates the Accordions Around the World series with the Bryant Park Corporation, which has been featured in the New York Times and Wall Street Journal, among many other news outlets. She has also worked on cultural programming and community engagement initiatives with: SummerStage, the River to River Festival, BRIC, the Jazz Foundation of America, Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture, Pilobolus Dance Theater and many others.