Ariel Leigh Cohen

Intimacy Coordinator

About me

Ariel Leigh Cohen (she/her) is an Equity Card carrying Intimacy Coordinator and Director residing in Los Angeles. Her mentors include Marcus Watson and Ashley H. White.

History in the Industry

With 10+ years of experience in the entertainment industry in New York City, she achieved success as a Props Designer on Broadway, Director Off-Off Broadway, Actor, Singer, Sketch Comedian, Playwright, and Artisan. 

Since moving to Los Angeles in 2019, Ariel found her home as an Intimacy Professional, specializing in staging period pieces, queer intimacy, kink, comedic situations, and supporting productions with safe, inclusive, professional, and culturally competent direction.

Intimacy Coordinator Reacts (Video) – Girlship TV


Intimacy Training

2020 - 2023

147 Hours

Intimacy Directors and Coordinators (IDC)

2021 - 2023

31 Hours

Theatrical Intimacy Education (TIE)

2021 - 2022

8 Hours

Intimacy for Stage and Screen (ISS)


Anti-Racist Theater with Nicole Brewer

2021 - 2022

17 Hours

Humble Warrior Movement


3 Hours

National society of intimacy Professionals (NSIP)

2021 - 2022

17 Hours

Transgender Training Institute (TTI)

2021 - 2022

- Psychological First Aid Certificate from John's Hopkins ('21)
- MFHA Youth Mental Health First Aid ('22)


University of Vermont

BA in Theater and Film
Burlington, VT, 2013

Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts

Shakespeare Summer Intensive
London, UK, 2012

Syracuse University

Musical Theater Summer Intensive
Syracuse, NY, 2008