Evita Arce is a Swing dance phenom, known internationally for her endless energy, inspiring performances, and elegant, feminine movement. Whether on stage or leading a class, her vibrant persona inspires onlookers to dance and live in the moment. With 15 years of experience, she has taught all over the world at Lindy Hop events spanning the US to the UK, Japan to Australia, Canada to Europe. Evita is the Executive Director of Syncopated City Dance Company and a founding partner of Syncopated City Dance School.
As a teacher, Evita’s patience and bright, friendly classroom manor belies the extraordinary depth of her technical knowledge. She is adamant about understanding anatomy and efficiency of movement. Her open, enthusiastic connection with people lends to her entertaining communication in the classroom.
As a performer, her most noted accomplishments are So You Think You Can Dance, SWING! the Broadway show, the Kennedy Center, celebrating MLK and President Obama’s inauguration, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Jacob’s Pillow, The Edinburgh Jazz Festival and numerous 1st place wins in Solo Blues, Solo Charleston, Slow Dance and Cabaret Showcases within the Lindy Hop circuit.
As a choreographer, collaborations include work with Jazz at Lincoln Center, Sleigh Bells Swing, with George Gee’s Orchestra at the Edison Ballroom, Glenn Crytzer and the Savoy Seven and Evita is exceptionally proud of her annual project directing the New Years Eve show at Lindy Focus.