Ariel Strasser is a singer, songwriter, arts educator, & arts administrator based in Boston, Massachusetts.
As a performer, she brings her native Minnesotan charm to all her live performances – telling stories and sharing laughs with her audiences across the country. 2019 brought two New England Music Award nominations including one for “Songwriter of the Year” and one for “Album of the year” for her newest release “Motivation”. She is a graduate of the Boston Conservatory at Berklee’s Musical Theater program. During her time at the Conservatory, she helped pilot the Songwriting Emphasis program within the Theater Department, helping to develop the conservatory’s songwriting curriculum. Ari has performed in festivals around Greater New England including The Boston Arts Festival and The Town & the City Festival. She has toured with and opened for national artists such as Chris Trapper (of the Push Stars), Lucy Wainwright Roche, Antigone Rising, and Brooke Annibale.
She currently serves on the faculty within the theater/songwriting department at the Boston Conservatory at Berklee. As the Vice President for Artistic Programs at ArtsBridge, she oversees all artistic training programs throughout the year, including summer programs, workshops, & ArtsBridge GapYear.