My Story

Arielle Dance, PhD (she/her) resides in New Jersey. A published children’s book author, Dr. Dance’s debut book, Dearest One (Lantana Publishing) is a heartfelt love letter that taps into grief, loss, and life lessons from our ancestors. When she’s not writing for little ones, Dr. Dance is writing about health-related topics in her community and advocating for health equity. Most recently you can find Arielle writing for Diversability, an organization dedicated to amplifying disabled people's experiences. 

Within her community, Arielle is actively involved in numerous initiatives with the North Jersey Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. including co-chairing the Physical & Mental Health committee. Near to her heart, Arielle serves as an Ambassador for World Thrombosis Day, fearlessly sharing her Blood Clot Survivorship journey. Arielle is an advocate and speaker about endometriosis, which she has lived with since age 15.

In her writing and in her community service, Arielle is focused on highlighting invisible illnesses, coping with life events, and dancing through every circumstance.


Arielle proudly represents each of her alma maters: Spelman College, Suffolk University, and Saybrook University.

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