Chelsey has recently just completed being the Resident Artistic Director on Cirque Du Soleil’s newest show ‘Twas The Night Before’ which premiered in Chicago, and New York in late 2019. In addition, she is currently the Assistant Director and Choreographer on Cirque Du Soleil’s broadway style show PARAMOUR which currently resides in Hamburg.
Finding her true niche, Chelsey is bridging the gap between Directors/Choreographers and artists of all kinds from acrobats to actors. Speaking both languages fluently she is able to cultivate and support a creative experience for all.
A graduate of The Boston Conservatory, and Helen Hayes Nominee, Chelsey has had a successful career in both musical theatre and the classical dance world. Some credits include Original Broadway Cast of Cirque Du Soleil’s PARAMOUR; Tony- Award Winning Musical MEMPHIS First National Tour; EVITA First National Tour; The North American Premiere of LOVE NEVER DIES First National Tour. International credits include Daniel Ezralow’s OPEN. Ms. Arce has worked in both film and television as a performer and creatively on such projects as Germany’s Next Top Model 2019 (Associate Choreographer), Italian hit TV show “AMICI”; Saturday Night Live; The Kennedy Center Honors (Rita Moreno Tribute); The Detour; Gone With The Bullets; China’s Got Talent; TED 2; Sochi 2014: XXII Olympic Winter Games (Creative Team). In addition she has had the pleasure of working and dancing alongside artists such as Katy Perry, Beyonce, Nicola Roberts, and DJ Fresh.
Chelsey, a past competitive gymnast, was looking to expand her training and instantly fell in love with classical ballet when she concentrating specifically 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.