Dara Holmes



Dara Holmes began her official training at The Wilmington School of Ballet on full scholarship for seven years. Starting in 2005, Dara has attended summer programs such as North Carolina School of the Arts, The School of American Ballet, Chautauqua Dance Festival, Kirov Academy of Ballet of Washington, D.C., and Joffrey's International Summer Dance Intensive. In 2007, Ms. Holmes attended The HARID Conservatory and graduated after three years of training. She then attended the Joffrey Academy of Dance 2010-2011 Trainee Program. During the program, she worked with the company on tour and in Chicago in the Nutcracker, and later in the production of The Merry Widow. Dara has worked with choreographers such as Mark Diamond, Mark Godden, Alexei Kremnev, Ronn Stewart, and Amy E. Hall. She has also danced lead roles in Cinderella, Swan Lake, Paquita, and Le Corsaire.