Holly Ryder


Holly received the majority of her early training at Roswell City Dance in Roswell, GA where she was exposed to many different styles and choreographers. Holly credits the formation of her technique and movement to Cherrise Wakeham and Shannon Childers. She also spent two summers training at the Interlochen Center for the Arts, with a focus on ballet and modern. After graduating from high school, Holly continued her training as a dance major at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA. It was there that she became recognized for her unique style of movement and started focusing more on choreography. During her time at Uarts, she was a dancer and choreographer for the Xhale Dance Company under director, Michael Susten. She also choreographed and performed a work that was chosen to represent the school at the College Dance Showcase in New York City. After school, she returned to the Atlanta area and danced in the contemporary company, Project 7, under director Cherrise Wakeham. She signed with Bloc South Talent Agency and appeared in multiple industrials with choreographers, such as Chuck Maldonado and Codie Wiggins.
Presently, Holly lives in Miami, FL, where she teaches and choreographs. She enjoys traveling to studios around the country teaching master classes and setting choreography which has received many overall and choreography awards. Holly has performed in many showcases and ensembles including, most recently, the APAP dance conference in New York and the Jazz Dance World Congress in Pittsburgh. She has taught for multiple conventions and in house workshops. This year, she choreographed a work to be featured in the Raw Natural Born Artists showcase in Atlanta..