Ari Grooves is an Artist, DJ, and an interstellar force to be reckoned with. Born with the name Ariana Groover, this “ATLiean” is a known Broadway performer and choreographer that has been shifting the NYC scene as we know it. She has had the luxury to be a part of musicals such as “Bare the Musical Off Broadway, Broadway’s production of Holler if Ya Hear Me, Head Over Heels, and more. Ari finished her run at the Off Broadway revival of “Little Shop Of Horrors”, as Ronnette, earning her a 2020 Lucielle Lortel Nomination for “Best Featured Actress”. Ari previously played Alline and would occassionally take on the lead role of Tina in "Tina:The Tina Turner Musical" on Broadway. She has recently revisted her role as Tina on the national tour Though Broadway is a worthy attainment, Ari has always known that she can do more. Ari’s passion for music and the arts drove her down the path to DJing and Music Producing. Ari is one third of the creative trifecta called S.N.O.B (Sunday Night On Broadway). It’s a monthly party created by Preston “Duggz” Dugger, Emily McGill, Ari herself, as wanting to provide an underground scene for the Broadway/creative community. With Ari creating a world for herself, it has allowed her the privilege to DJ at places like The Delancey, Meridian 23, The Living Room, Iron Bar, Solomon and Kuff, Harlem Nights Bar, and Soho House NYC. She has also been the DJ for many Broadway opening night parties and block parties leading her to be the official DJ for the 75th Annual Tony Awards After Party Gala in 2022.
Providing a soundscape with a story to tell was the catalyst for Ari’s new album “Message From A Wanderer”. This self produced debut album is a Sci-Fi/Afrofuturistic story of Ari having to go back to the past of a dystopian 2020, where she discovers her superpowers from the traumatic and provocative journey, challenging all of us to sit in the discomforts to find the beauty and superpowers in all of us. Along with producing her own sound, Ari has produced and created remixes for other artist as well. She released a remix of Kyle Taylor Parker’s, “I Got Love”, that was a 2021 summer hit in celebration of Pride.
TINA: THE TINA TURNER (BROADWAY)
LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS (OFF BROADWAY)
BROADWAY STREET PARTY