Artistic Director and Choreographer
Marie Chong is an accomplished dancer, director, teacher, and choreographer who has worked in 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 Director of Cirque du Soleil’s big top touring show KOOZA in Japan and the US and has integrated new artists into additional Cirque du Soleil’s shows at its headquarters in Montreal. She has also worked with Walt Disney Theatricals as a teaching artist.
Chong is an active choreographer, teacher, mentor, and movement coach. Her choreography has been critically acclaimed, and she continues to work within the entertainment industry. She is currently bicoastal, working between Seattle as Artistic Director of ARC Dance Company and New York as Ballet Master and Rehearsal Director for Dance Theatre of Harlem.