ARIELLE JACOBS starred on Broadway in the Tony and Grammy award-winning musical "In the Heights" as Nina, opposite creator and Tony-winner Lin-Manuel Miranda. She graduated with a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from New York University, with training in both classical operatic technique as well as contemporary theatrical/pop belt technique. National tours: In the Heights (Nina, original cast) directed by Thomas Kail and Disney's High School Musical (Gabriella, original cast) directed by Jeff Calhoun. Broadway readings/workshops: Nightingale (by Spring Awakening's Duncan Sheik & Steven Sater, directed by Moises Kaufman), MASK directed by Richard Maltby, Jr.; It Shoulda Been Youby Brian Hargrove & Barbara Anselmi; and GoGo Beach. Regional: world premieres of both High School Musical 2 (Gabriella) directed by Jeff Calhoun and The Rose of Corazon (Rosa) directed by Keith Glover; Cinderella (North Shore Music Theatre). Other theater: A Chorus Line (Cassie) and Babes in Arms (Darlene). TV/Film: "Commander in Chief," "Dance War," Water Lilies, and "Disney's 365." Concerts: "20th Anniversary Divas Simply Singing!" with Sheryl Lee Ralph and Chaka Khan; "Making Good" with Stephen Schwartz (Ford Amphitheater); "Rated RSO" with songs of Ryan Scott Oliver. Arielle created eco-website, www.HelpHealTheEarth.com, and has been published in holistic Journey Magazine and Canadian Lifestyle Magazine (WOMAN.ca). For more info: www.ariellejacobs.com.