Ari Kaufman is a freelance theater technician, dancer, and traveler. He graduated in 2016 from Wesleyan University with a B.A. in dance and biology and spent the past year working at the Martha's Vineyard Performing Arts Center and wandering South America. As a technician and/or performer, he has worked with a variety of artists, including the Vineyard-based LanDforms and DanceTheYard, Faye Driscoll, and a number of Broadway stars. He is excited to return to The Yard for his second season, now as technical director, to be a part of new creations.