Artist Bios

Ariana Burks

Ariana Burks

(Bio as of April 2022)

Ariana Burks (U/S Alice/Kate) has been a part of Goodman's annual production of A Christmas Carol for 5 years. She was an inaugural member of the Goodman Musical Theatre program and the Goodman Youth Arts Council. Theatre credits include Sping Awakening (Porchlight Music Theatre), Urinetown (BoHo Theatre); The Nutcracker (The House Theatre); Hairspray (Paramount Theatre, Drury Lane); Wonderland: Alice’s Rock and Roll Adventure (Chicago Children’s Theatre); The Black & White Ball (FWD Theatre); The Compass (Steppenwolf Theatre) and Rudolph (Broadway Playhouse). Ariana most recently appeared in the Chicago premiere of Dance Nation at Steppenwolf Theatre and has served as a member of the youth ensemble at Lookingglass Theatre for six years. Film credits include Beats (Netflix); South Side (Comedy Central); Chicago Med and Chicago Fire (NBC); The Jr. Cuisine Cooking Show (2011 Emmy Award nomination) and PrankStars (Disney). Ariana has performed all over Illinois with Felicia Fields and is a singer/songwriter herself.