David Arce

Ballet Idaho Trainee Program Director


David started his training at Ballet Yuma, then San Francisco Ballet School, and danced with San Francisco Ballet for 13 seasons. After he retired, David directed Juline Regional Youth Ballet for 10 seasons and was then the Assistant Artistic Director of Mid-Columbia Ballet for 2 seasons. David has guest taught, choreographed, and coached domestically and abroad. David recently won the Best New Choreographic Award at the Ballet Alliance 2022 festival.

Why did you join the Ballet Idaho family?
I believe ballet is the ultimate art form and am fortunate for all the opportunities and adventures it has provided me throughout my life. I am looking forward to being part of the Ballet Idaho family and working with the amazing dancers in the trainee program and company.

If we were to dance to any song, which one would you choose?
Any Jared Oaks new compositions. I have collaborated with Jared in the past on a world premiere ballet and loved the experience and what we created together.