Evita Arce

Evita is an International Lindy Hop performer and instructor based in New York City. She brings an exuberant energy and joy to every project, whether it’s teaching Swing classes worldwide or performing in renowned theaters. Her resume spans the globe, having performed on prestigious stages, dancing with Philharmonic Orchestras, touring with Broadway shows, working with Jazz at Lincoln Center, plus television appearances on the American TV show, So You Think You Can Dance.

Evita has been dancing Lindy Hop for 18 years. She developed a home teaching regular classes at Dance Manhattan, New York City’s most recognized school for social dance (2005–2014).

As a dance teacher, Evita emphasize the understanding of anatomy and efficient use of the body. Connecting movements through elegant flow, clearly projecting direction within the body, and romantic personal interactions are what create her lead and follow technique. Above all other descriptions, one will surely say that Evita is inspiring to watch and possess a warm welcome to any student of Lindy Hop.

Currently, together with Michael Jagger, she produces performance material for Syncopated City Dance Company. It is thanks to Ryan Francois and Jenny Thomas that Evita and Michael were introduced to each other while working with Ryan’s dance company in Los Angeles in 2003. Both Ryan and Jenny have played a large role in mentoring Evita and Michael and carved out the path for the professional dance career they now have.