Kimberly Holloway

A North Carolina native, Kimberly Holloway is a freelance dance artist in Seattle.  In addition to earning her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Belhaven University, she received dance training through the American Dance Festival, Gaga Intensive, and Raleigh School of Ballet.  Her choreography has been commissioned by Seattle International Dance Festival, Converge Dance Festival, Out on a Limb (Olympia, WA), Katy Hagelin Dance Project, Störling Dance Theater, enROOT and Abbey Grown, and has also been performed at the Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland. She is a recipient of fellowships and grants from the Seattle Office of Arts and Culture, Artist Life Guild, Cornish Arts Incubator, and the Fremont Abbey. Kim performed with companies including Michelle Miller/Catapult Dance, Stone Dance Collective, Maureen Whiting Company, Sandstrommovement, Shannon Stewart, Alana O Rogers, Maya Soto, Storling Dance Theater (Kansas City), and Kinesis Project (NYC).  She is on the board of Dance Educators Association of Washington. In 2015, she co-founded Class Exchangein an effort to provide teaching opportunities for less established artists and create affordable professional level classes. She currently teaches at Velocity Dance Center, Dance Fremont, and Bainbridge Dance Center.

Why do you dance?

KH: "I dance because it is the 
most free, most specific, most varied, and most challenging thing I think I have ever done. I can say the things I didn't know I was even feeling. I can be clear and jumbled. There is so much texture and visceral clarity that can flow through a body. I really feel like dance has endless untapped vistas, and I want to go exploring. Dance is body, it is art, and it is music (with or without sound)."