Choreographer Feature Six: Kathryn Holman
KATHRYN HOLMAN is a Virginia native, and a 2015 graduate from Virginia Commonwealth University, graduating Summa Cum Laude with a BFA in Dance and Choreography. Kathryn teaches modern dance at Southern Utah University as adjunct faculty, and also instructs at Onstage Dance Studio, Inc. in modern and ballet. She most recently presented “A Million Dreams/ Never Enough” at the Heritage Center in Cedar City along with the choreography of the On Stage Dance Studio family.
In the spring of 2015, Kathryn performed in the [STRIPPED] showcase at the 92nd Street Y with Doug Varone and Dancers, dancing in Varone’s DEMOCRACY, set by former company member Julia Burrer. She was fortunate to dance in the work, “Inevitable Veering”, by Amy Perkinson for the 2014 American College Dance Festival. Kathryn danced for MOVEMENT HOUSE in 2014 in Richmond, VA with choreographers, Johnnie Mercer and Rachel Rinehardt. She later worked with Bill T. Jones dancer Paul Matteson, and Jesse Zaritt (studying modern and solo work) at SALT Dance Festival in Salt Lake City in the summer of 2015. She studied abroad at Concorzio Universitario Mediterraneo Orientale A R.L (CUMO), studying with Melanie Richards, having performance experiences in the city of Noto, Sicily and Syracuse, Sicily.
Kathryn performed a solo work choreographed by sister Rachel Holman in 2017. The work was then selected for the final gala in the Red Rock Dance Festival. This experience re-sparked Kathryn’s interest in performing. Shortly after, she auditioned for the St. George Dance Company where she now dances and performs often. The latest performance was a collaboration of dance and poetry, where the company was able to personify the work of Utah’s Poet of the Year (2015) and founder of Southwest Dance Theater, Candy Fowler, in the show “On A Road That Knows Me”, respectively named after her book of poems.
Kathryn is passionate about health and fitness and enjoys living in the mountains of the west with her husband Jordan, and his family.