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Holly Bright June 30, 2008

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Holly Bright

Holly Bright performs, choreographs, teaches, adjudicates contemporary dance festivals and facilitates movement with varied populations. She has guest taught at Cornish University Seattle, University of Akron, Ohio and The University of New Mexico, Las Cruces, and at various dance academies in Nanaimo, B.C, where she currently resides. She has worked with many choreographers and companies including; Senta Driver, Hanya Holm, Agnes de Mille, Nina Weiner, Maureen Fleming-Odo, Lynne Taylor Corbett in New York City , Helen Myers, New Mexico and Margie Gillis, Chick Snipper, Kokoro Dance, Judith Marcuse (film), Lee Eisler, Deborah Dunn, Judith Garay, Jennifer Mascall and Cheryl Prophet in Vancouver.

Her Musical Theatre choreographic background has been with experimental or original works; Euphemia (Akron, Ohio), The Spirit of Bleeker Street (NYC), A Good Person? (Malaspina University Theatre). She choreographed Hot Flashes with Theatre One (Nanaimo) and Heidi with Chemainus Theatre (Chemainus). She has performed as a “hot box dancer” in Guys and Dolls (Ohio) and thoroughly enjoyed creating the leading role in an original play, The Swing of Things (NYC).

Holly holds a BA in Dance and a BSc in Human Physiology, and is a certified Laban/Bartenieff Movement Analyst. Holly is the Artistic and General Director for The Crimson Coast Dance Society in Nanaimo, BC. She curates their series, DANCE ON THE CRIMSON COAST, which presents professional dance performances and workshops throughout the year.