Holly Rothschild is a dancer, director, choreographer, musician, and educator. Her collaborative and independent work has been presented at The Eli & Edythe Broad Stage in Santa Monica, The Athenaeum Theater in Chicago, Taste 3 in Napa, The 2006 and 2007 Grammy’s, The Wintergarden in New York City, Taliesin North and West, The Manhatten Center's Hammerstein Ballroom, Electric Lodge, the Fairbanks International Summer Arts Festival and at many Universities and Theaters throughout the country. She has created four original evening length dance theater pieces. She has directed original adaptations of theater works and has choreographed several plays. She also creates interactive gallery installations. Her work has received critical acclaim in Performing Arts Journal. Holly also founded String Theory with her husband Luke & cellist, Joseph Harvey. Their work has been presented at the Walt Disney Concert Hall, The J Paul Getty Museum, TED, The MOCA, Singapore, The 2006 Grammy’s, The Museum of Natural History in NYC, and at many other venues throughout the US and abroad. She also is the founder and artistic director of Strange & Elegant Choreography and Performance Installations, a dance performance company which creates site-specific image based dance. As a movement educator, Holly spent several years as artist-in-residence in the theatre dept. at Chicago's Columbia College where she taught movement for actors. Having taught many residencies and performance workshops throughout the US to a variety of individuals including those with disabilities, Holly has worked with senior citizens for a San Francisco performance at the Theater Artaud, taught movement for actors at Chicago's Second City, as well as, a correctional facility in Alaska. She has also worked with teachers on integrating movement and art into their curriculums and has designed and taught a credited course at the University of Anchorage entitled "Integrating Intellectual and Physical Creativity Across the Curriculum.” Holly also teaches professional level dance classes. In 2010, Holly received the Annenberg Beach House/Marion Davies site specific choreography grant. In 2012, Holly founded the Maine Island Dance Festival. A boutique dance festival dedicated to bringing the future of contemporary dance to professional dancers.
Name: Holly Rothschild
Lives in: Venice Beach, Los Angeles County, California
Occupation: Actor, Choreographer, Dancer, Director, Producer, Production Coordinator and Theatre Director