Dara Holmes

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!

Alumni Scholarships & Awards

Since 1999, 0ur students have been awarded entrance and full or partial Scholarships to numerous prestegious organizations and summer programs in the country, to include our most famous Alumn Dara Holmes <-Click for video!


Here are just a few:


       And many more! 

Additionally, WSB is the ONLY studio in the region to have finalists in the famous Youth American Grand Prix competition and three of our students have won finalist awards!