David Arce is currently Associate Artistic Director of Mid-Columbia Ballet.  He was theArtistic Director for the Juline Foundation for Children's Juline Regional Youth Ballet from 2010 to 2020.  Born in San Diego, California, he began his ballet training at Ballet Yuma in Yuma, Arizona with Jon Cristofori and Kathleen Sinclair.  He continued his training with San Francisco Ballet School and was named Apprentice of San Francisco Ballet in 1998. He then joined the San Francisco Ballet as a member of the Corps de Ballet in 1999 and danced with the company for 12 consecutive years.

His list of roles with the San Francisco Ballet is extensive and includes classics and contemporary works alike, by choreographers such as Helgi Tomasson, Lar Lubovitch, Mark Morris, George Balanchine, Val Caniparoli, Lew Christensen, William Forsythe, James Kudelka, Kenneth MacMillan, Peter Martins, Agnes de Mille, Rudolph Nureyev, Roland Petit, Yuri Possokhov, Alexei Ratmansky, Jerome Robbins, Anthony Tudor, Staton Welch and Christopher Wheeldon.

He has performed throughout the world including Le Corsaire pas de deux, Les Sylphides and other works in Nara City, Japan, 2006; Award Ceremony for the 3rd Annual Shanghai International Ballet Competition, June 2004; White Swan pas de deux from Swan Lake and Seasons of Life in Osaka, Japan, June 2003; White Swan pas de deux from Swan Lake and Le Corsaire pas de deux with Yuan Yuan Tan at “Dance Works 2” in Malaysia, June 2002; and the Austrian Alps Festival and Jackson International Ballet Competition, 1998.

During his training years, Mr. Arce received many tuition scholarships, including to the RDA Craft of Choreography Conference as a choreographer.  He choreographed multiple pieces for the dancers of Juline Regional Youth Ballet, ranging from very traditional classical productions to new contemporary works.  Mr. Arce has taught master classes domestic and abroad including Japan, Arizona, Idaho, Mississippi, Washington, Utah, throughout California, and has taught at numerous RDA/P and Ballet Alliance festivals.  He was a staff writer for Dance Studio Life magazine, contributing Ballet Technique Tips monthly to the magazine for 5 years.

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