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.