Holly Wooldridge

Holly Wooldridge is a dance artist who is passionate about dance education, the role of the body in society, the dancer’s voice and the intersections of dance and science. She received a MFA in Dance from Arizona State University, BFA in Modern Dance from University of Utah and is a certified Pilates Instructor through Physical Mind since 2007.  She has taught various courses in modern and ballet technique, choreography, improvisation, music for dancers, pedagogy, and dance in world cultures at Arizona State University, Santa Clara University, Texas A&M International University and Central Wyoming College. Performances include works by Babs Case, Carley Conder, Isadora Duncan, Mary Fitzgerald, Keith Johnson, Steve Koester, Jose Limon, Shouze Ma, Stephanie Nugent, Lisa Race, Lisa Townsend, Tandy Beal and Karen Schuup to name a few. Holly’s choreography has been presented for adjudication at the 2011 Southwest America College Dance Festival, Up/Close with Contemporary Dance Wyoming, CONDER/dance’s Breaking Ground,and  Mesa Arts Center.  As former Lincoln Center Institute Teaching Artist with the Julia Morgan Arts Center, San Francisco Ballet, and Dancers’ Workshop, Holly has taught at numerous K-12 public schools in California, Utah and Wyoming. Additionally, her numerous years of teaching and administrative roles at Dancers’ Workshop in Jackson, Wyoming have created rich ties to the mountain west dance community. Above all Ms. Wooldridge believes that dance matters and that our society greatly benefits from an embodied awareness.