Artistic Director and Choreographer
Marie Chong is an accomplished dancer, director, teacher, and choreographer who has worked in parts of Europe, Asia, Canada, and the US. After her work as a professional dancer in both classical ballet and contemporary dance with companies such as Pacific Northwest Ballet, Eugene Ballet, Atlanta Ballet, and Spectrum Dance Theater, Chong founded ARC Dance Productions in Seattle in 1999 and opened Arc School of Ballet in 2004. She was the Artistic Director of Cirque du Soleil’s big top touring show KOOZA (2011-2012) in Japan and the US and also integrated new artists into the show at Cirque du Soleil’s headquarters in Montreal. In 2014 she began working for Walt Disney Theatricals, based in New York City, as a teaching artist.
Chong is an active and well respected teacher, mentor, and coach. Her choreography has been critically acclaimed and she continues to produce and create regular professional dance performances including ARC Dance’s popular annual mixed bill program in July called Summer Dance at the Center at the Leo K Theatre at the Seattle Center.