Angeline L. Holmes is a dance artist, born and raised in the small farming community of Jerseyville, IL near St. Louis, MO where she developed both a love for the simple life and the experiences and newness of the city. Her first professional performance was at the age of 8 years old in “Sleeping Beauty” at The St. Louis Muny Opera, which seats over 12,000 audience members. That single experience awakened her love for working in the field of the performing arts. She subsequently performed in over 20 productions at The St. Louis Muny (often as a featured dancer); as well as in U.S. tours of Singin’ in the Rain, My Fair Lady, and Evita. After begging her mother for a talent agent, this quickly led to a successful career in modeling, dancing, and acting. During this time, she was also discovering and developing her love for hip-hop dance learned through friendships in the neighborhoods of St. Louis. Following her love for acting, she auditioned for the theatre program at the University of Illinois only to be turned away, but towards the dance program. Upon acceptance, she was opened to the incredible world of modern dance and holds a BFA in Dance ’98 - University of Illinois and an MFA in Dance ’09 – University of Illinois, and has taught Modern, Hip-Hop, Tap, and Improvisational Dance. She also became a Certified Teacher in the Alexander Technique trained by renowned teachers Joan and Alex Murray. She has been a guest dance artist/lecturer at Beloit College in Wisconsin. Not abandoning her love for acting, Holmes pursued a career in Hollywood with guest star appearances on TV shows NBC’s “American Dreams”, Disney’s “Even Stevens”, and numerous TV commercials. A member of Actors' Equity Association and SAG-AFTRA, Holmes currently resides in Pasadena, CA where she teaches The Alexander Technique, directs the Dance Program at St. Elizabeth school in Altadena, CA, and continues to create new dances with her company Angeline Holmes Dance.
Dance Title: Like It Love It Gotta Have It
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