Dara Holmes Joffrey Ballet Wilmington School of Ballet

Dara Holmes is our most famous dance student alumni. Dara studied exlusively at The Wilmington School of Ballet & Dance from age 8 until she received a full scholarship to the prestigious Harid Conservatory. She graduated after only three years of training and went on to attend the Joffrey Academy of Dance 2010-2011 Trainee Program. She studied there until she joined the main company the following year. She is now a soloist with the Joffrey Ballet. 

Dara has been recognized for her talent in many ways, including: a feature article in the Atlanta Black Star "10 Black Ballerinas Other Than Misty Copeland Who Are Also Changing the Face of Ballet", a Joffrey Ballet Video, and even a couple Music Videos!!

WATCH her INSPIRING videos from WWAY & Joffrey Ballet, as well as, a Music Video featuring Dara below!

The Famous Dara Holmes

Our mission at the Wilmington School of Ballet is to use ballet as a tool to nurture health, confidence, kindness, and discipline in each dancer. This is achieved by excellent classroom instruction and theatrical performance opportunities. We value and strive to teach technical excellence, overall wellness, creative artistry, character development, & community service. To help achieve our goals, we offer dance lessons & ballet classes to both youth and adults in the Wilmington, NC (Cape Fear) area which include pointe; pre-pointe, ballet, tap, jazz, choreography, kids only classes, pre-school classes, and so much more!

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