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Holly Doyle

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Holly Doyle comes from Miranda NSW and has over 15 years dance experience, training under the direction of Gilli O’Connell, Tibor Horvath, Matthew Shilling, Anton Bogdanovych, Matt Trent, Kristina Chan and various other tutors from the Australian dance community.

Holly studied dance at Newtown High School of the Performing Arts, where she received extensive contemporary and classical training for seven years. Completing her Higher School Certificate in 2011, Holly was awarded first in the state for Classical Ballet. Holly was also presented with a ‘Dedication to Dance’ award from Newtown High School of the Performing Arts in 2011, in recognition of her consistent determination and focus.

In 2010-2011, Holly was a featured soloist dancer in the Schools Spectacular. After watching Holly perform in a 2010 Schools Spectacular performance, the founder of the Sport and Touring Youth Foundation for up and coming talents in Australia awarded Holly with a Scholarship.

Holly has performed at the Sydney Opera House, The Convention Centre (Duke of Edinburgh Concert) and The Seymour Centre with Newtown Performing Arts Dance and Ballet Company.

Holly’s choreographic achievements include being awarded ‘Australian Dancer of the Year’ at the Showcase National Dance Championships, for her contemporary work This Bitter Earth. In 2012, Holly was invited to perform her choreography at the National High Schools Dance Festival in Philadelphia. Holly’s work was awarded the highest merit award at this Festival.

Holly joined the Company in 2013 for the acclaimed season of De Novo and performed in works by Rafael Bonachela (Emergence) and Alexander Ekman (Cacti). She was also part of the collaboration with Kaldor Public Art Projects for the contemporary art exhibition 13 Rooms where Sydney Dance Company featured in Allora and Calzadilla’s Revolving Door.

It is thanks to the generosity of a special group of Partners, and their support of our A Year on The Wharf program, that Holly was able to continue to train, tour and perform with the Company beyond her initial three-month scholarship. In May 2013, Holly toured with 2 One Another to Adelaide, Alice Springs and Darwin, and then with Project Rameau to Brisbane in July, Canberra in September and  China in December.

In 2014 Holly will be part of the triple bill Interplay, featuring choreography by Rafael Bonachela, Jacopo Godani and Gideon Obarzanek. Interplay will premiere at Sydney Theatre (15 March – 5 April) followed by Canberra Theatre Centre (10-12 April) and Southbank Theatre, Melbourne (30 April – 10 May).