Balser graduated from BYU with a degree in Therapeutic Recreation, after which he completed a master's degree in Fine Arts at the University of Utah.
Upon receipt of his masters, Balser began performing on Broadway, where his credits include Legally Blond: The Musical, Cats and Mamma Mia! He teaches his students that the most important lesson he learned on Broadway was the importance of professionalism.
Balser choreographs locally in Utah. In 2012, Balser and three other choreographers presented, Provo Sites, a show of new dance works presented by, Love Dance More. In 2013, Balser choreographed the Sundance Resort rendition of Annie Get Your Gun. The same year, he participated in the Buckaroo: Cowboy Poetry in Motion Project at BYU, which was funded by a grant from the Laycock Center for Creative Collaboration in the Arts. The project brought together student musicians, poets, and choreographers, as well as professional cowboy poets, to produce an evening length themed dance concert. For the program, Balser choreographed "Cowboy 101," "Cottonwood," and "Commutin'."
In 2015, Balser provided the choreography for the BYU production, and US premiere, of The Count of Monte Cristo.
- BYU News - BYU Contemporary Dance Theatre to stage “ENCOUNTERS” Feb. 13-15 (4 Feb 2014)
- BYU Department of Dance - Contemporary Dance Theatre goes to China (4 Feb 2014)
- The Universe - BYU Dancers take a miracle trip to China (19 November 2013)
- The Universe - BYU performing students doing what they love to pay for school (1 October 2013)
- The Universe - BYU grads pursue Broadway dreams (23 April 2013)
- The Salt Lake Tribune - Dance: New dance in Provo (2 Nov 2012)