The Juline Regional Youth Ballet


Based out of Modesto, CA since 2008, Juline Regional Youth Ballet offers young, serious minded dancers the opportunity to pursue their dance education in a professional manner by providing excellent training and real performance experience. Being a part of the Juline Foundation for Children allows these young dancers the opportunity to mentor dancers in the JFC Outreach Program.



With your contribution we can continue to give education and support to the many kids participating in the program. 100% of your donation will go directly into funding the events, facilities, and teachings.

The Juline Regional Youth Ballet is a proud member of The Ballet Alliance, formerly known as RDA/Pacific.

Juline Foundation for Children is a non-profit organization devoted to providing all children who have a desire to perform and be self-expressive the opportunity to do so through dance. Visit the website below.

Artistic DirectOr


David ARCE was named the Artistic Director for the Juline Foundation for Children's Juline Regional Youth Ballet in 2010.  Born in San Diego, California, he began his ballet training at Ballet Yuma in Yuma, Arizona with Jon Cristofori and Kathy Sinclair.  He continued his training with the highly prestigious San Francisco Ballet School and was named Apprentice of San Francisco Ballet in 1998. He then joined the San Francisco Ballet in 1999 and danced with the company for 12 consecutive years.

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This list of accomplishments with the San Francisco Ballet include, Hilarion in Giselle (Tomasson); Cavalier, Beast, and Prince’s Attendant in The Sleeping Beauty (Tomasson); Toreador in Don Quixote (Tomasson/Possokhov); Arabian and the Mouse King in Nutcracker (Tomasson); Dr. Stahlbaum, Snow King, Arabian, Russian, and Mouse King in Nutcracker (Christensen/Tomasson); Othello (Lubovitch); Sylvia (Morris); Criss-Cross, Handel—a Celebration, On a Theme of Paganini, Prism, and Tuning Game (Tomasson); Soloist couple in Allegro Brillante, Diamonds, The Four Temperaments, Prodigal Son Serenade, Stars and Stripes, second movement demi-soloist in Symphony in C, Symphony in Three Movements, Theme and Variations, and Who Cares? (Balanchine); Night (Adam); Blue Couple in Connotations, principal in Death of a Moth, created role in Ibsen’s House, and Lambarena (Caniparoli); Rich Boy in Filling Station (L. Christensen); Artifact Suite (Forsythe); Dreams of Harmony (Kudelka); Elite Syncopations and The Invitation (MacMillan); Purple Couple in The Waltz Project (Martins); Rodeo (de Mille); Maelstrom, Pacific, and Sandpaper Ballet (Morris); Raymonda, Act III (Nureyev after Petipa); L’Arlésienne (Petit); Damned, Firebird, and Magrittomania (Possokhov); Turtle in Le Carnaval des Animaux (Ratmansky); Dybbuk, Fancy Free, Fanfare, Glass Pieces, and Blue in Dances at a Gathering (Robbins); The Conductor in Gala Performance (Tudor); Principal in Tu Tu and created principal role in Falling (Welch); Continuum, Polyphonia, Rush, and Quaternary (Wheeldon).

Additionally, 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.

Mr. Arce has been the recipient of prestigious scholarships including a full scholarship and stipend to San Francisco Ballet School; a full scholarship for the summer program at Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet; a full scholarship at Marin Ballet summer program; a full dance scholarship at CRAFT Choreography conference, 1997; and a full choreography scholarship at CRAFT Choreography conference in 2009 and 2010.

Since becoming the Artistic Director of the Juline Regional Youth Ballet, Mr. Arce has choreographed multiple pieces for the dancers ranging from very traditional classical productions of “Peasant Pas De Trios” from Giselle to Nutcracker Suite, and new contemporary works including “Looking Through Merikanto (2010)” to “Time Marches On” (2016).

Under his direction, JRYB was accepted as a Full Company Member with Regional Dance America/ Pacific (RDA/P) in 2012. JRYB has attended the RDA/P Festivals in Las Vegas, Nevada, the National Festival for RDA in Montreal Canada in May, 2012, RDA/P Festival in Phoenix, AZ in 2013, RDA/P Festival in Spokane, WA in 2014, RDA/P 50th Anniversary Festival in Sacramento in 2015 and will be attending RDA/P Festival in Phoenix, AZ May 2016. In addition to JRYB performing in each festival, Mr. Arce also guest taught classes in Spokane and Sacramento.

Mr. Arce has taught master classes domestic and abroad including Japan, Arizona, Idaho, Mississippi, Washington, and throughout California. This summer he will guest teach at Sacramento Youth Ballet Ensemble, Ballet Yuma, and Petaluma City Ballet.

Mr. Arce is also a staff writer for Dance Studio Life magazine, contributing Ballet Technique Tips monthly to the magazine for the past 3 years.