Chelsey Arce

Chelsey is graduate of The Boston Conservatory earning a BFA in Dance Performance.  Chelsey just finished performing on The First National Tour of the TONY-AWARD winning show MEMPHIS the Musical.

Chelsey was born and raised a Connecticut native, beginning her early training in gymnastics and continued to pursue it competitively. She eventually began taking ballet class, to assist her gymnastics performance under the direction of Joyce DiLauro. With whom she owes her love and passion of dance to.

Chelsey instantly fell in love with classical ballet, concentrating in the Vagonva technique. She continued her studies at numerous training programs such as The Joffery Ballet School, Boston Ballet, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, and Alonzo King’s Lines Ballet. Eventually finding a focus and love for contemporary dance.

She continued her higher education at The Boston Conservatory, under the direction of Yasuko Tokanga, receiving a BFA in Dance Performance. While studying at the conservatory, Chelsey had the privilege of performing in numerous contemporary and classic works by Jose Limon, and Luis Fuente. In addition to her dance curriculum Chelsey had the amazing opportunity of crossing divisions, work shopping and originating roles in a new musical titled “Heaven and Hell”, directed by Jason Salvik. The musical premiered at The Boston Conservatory in the spring of 2007.

Chelsey made the big move to New York City, which she now calls home where she is represented by BlocNYC. She continues to work in and out of the city freelancing in both concert and commercial dance with such artists and corporations as MOMIX, Daniel Ezralow, Coca-Cola, Zappos, Jermaine Browne, DJ Fresh, Beyoncé, and Nicola Roberts to name a few.

Chelsey has had the amazing opportunities of working both internationally and nationally. In addition to the First National Tour of MEMPHIS some of her most recent work includes the hit Italian television show “AMICI” and “OPEN” both choreographed by Daniel Ezralow as well as “Guys and Dolls” at Barrington Stage Co. under the direction of Tony Award winner John Rando (Urinetown) and Emmy award winning choreographer Joshua Bergasse (SMASH).