Ari L. Mokdad is a Detroit-born choreographer, creative writer, and passionate educator. She received a Master of Arts in English from Wayne State University in 2017 and three Bachelor of Arts from Grand Valley State University in Dance, English, and Writing in 2014. Ari will receive a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Warren Wilson College and participate in the Centrum Artist Residency in 2022. She lives with her husband in Traverse City on the ancestral and unceded land of the Ojibwe, Odawa, and Pottawatomie people, The People of the Three Fires. 

She can be reached at [email protected].