Arica has a Bachelor of Art in Dance from University of Missouri-St. Louis where she studied under the direction of Alicia Okouchi-Guy, Robert Scoggins, and Todd Weeks. 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), which has worked with dancers in and around the St. Louis area and abroad, extending all the way to France, Korea, Italy, Russia, and Poland. Arica was the recipient of the 2019 Dr. Edith Brayer Award for Leadership, Creativity, and Dedication to the Empowerment of Others. She is always focused on furthering her mission of creating job opportunities for full-time artists and making dance accessible to everyone.