About Arts Dance Center

Marie Arts, Founder and Creative Director

Born with the last name “arts” and passionate about dance for as long as she can remember, Marie Arts brings with her an extensive background in choreography and dance education. Marie has taught ballet, variations, modern, jazz, musical theater, acting, choreography composition and improvisation, extensively throughout the United States, for professionals and students.

Her past achievements include Artistic Director with Ballet Nouveau Colorado; a professional contemporary ballet company with a full season and large ballet academy, Ballet Nouveau listed by Dance Magazine as the Top 10 Dance Companies to Watch under Marie's leadership; owner and Artistic Director of Arts Academy of Dance in Illinois; visiting Artistic Director with Dance Theater of Iowa; visiting assisting Professor of Dance with Northern Illinois University.Marie has danced with Louisville Ballet including “Scheherazade”, “Don Quixote”, “Romeo and Juliet"," Cinderella"; Delta Festival Ballet in New Orleans including "Dracula", Afterimages Modern Dance Company, and as a guest artist at the Saitama International Choreography Conference in Japan.

Previously to owning Del Mar Ballet, Marie has been teaching and choreographing throughout the Colorado area including Boulder Ballet, Classic Dance Academy, Kim Robards Dance Company and Actors Academy of the Performing Arts where she was the full-time choreographer and co-director for several musical theater productions. Marie Arts is the proud owner and director of Del Mar Ballet which won 1st place, Best Dance Studio north coast 2016 San Diego, CA.

Recently, Del Mar Ballet merged with Royal Academy of Performing Arts, to create a large dance enterprise in the San Diego area with gorgeous, innovative dance studios, becoming the top, premiere dance studio in the entire area, Pacific Arts Dance Center.

Marie is also thrilled to be coming back home and opening Arts Dance Center in Pierremont Mall! Arts Dance Center will be offering professional dance training for children, teen and adults, with performing opportunities.