David Arce

David Arce Artistic Director

David Arce born in San Diego, California, began his training at Ballet Yuma (AZ) with Jon Cristofori and Kathleen Sinclair. He then danced with San Francisco Ballet for 13 seasons, Artistic Director of Juline Regional Youth Ballet for 10 seasons, Assistant Artistic Director of Mid-Columbia Ballet for 2 seasons, Trainee Program Director at Ballet Idaho, and currently teaching/coaching/choreographing in the D.C. area. His list of accomplishments with the San Francisco Ballet include principal and soloist roles in Balanchine, Robbins, Forsythe, MacMillan, Martins, Morris, de Mille, Petit, Ratmansky, Caniparoli, Tomasson, Kudelka, Welch, Wheeldon, Adam, Possokhov, York, and Lubovich.Additionally, he has performed throughout the world with San Francisco Ballet and independently at many galas, festivals, and international ballet competitions in Asia and Europe.Mr. Arce has taught master classes, coached, and choreographed domestically and abroad including Japan, China, Malaysia, Arizona, California, Idaho, Mississippi, New York, Washington State, the Washington Ballet in D.C., BYU, University of the Pacific, Modesto Junior College, University of Mississippi, George Mason University, and numerous RDA/P and Ballet Alliance festivals, winning the Best New Choreography award in 2022.