Arica has a Bachelor of Art in Dance from University of Missouri - St. Louis where she studied under the direction of Alicia Okouchi-Guy and Robert Scoggins. She also holds a certificate in Somatic studies from Washington University where she studied under the direction of David Marchant. Arica is the Founder, Executive and Artistic Director of Consuming Kinetics Dance Company. CKDC has worked with dancers in and around the St. Louis area and abroad, extending all the way to France, Korea, Russia and Poland. Arica is Zumba licensed and incorporates her technical dance vocabulary in her Zumba classes. Arica has hosted several master classes throughout St. Louis and the state of Arkansas. Arica has worked with several 501 (c) 3 organizations in the area including Urban Future in St. Louis to provide dance classes to inner city public school students and JTC Academy in East St. Louis, IL providing dance instruction to transitional students.