GRACE MADUELL HOLMES
Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, Ms. Holmes began her ballet training with Audrey Maduell and Lelia Haller. Under the direction of Harvey Hysell, she was a soloist with New Orleans Ballet. In 1983 she joined San Francisco Ballet and was promoted to soloist in 1990. She then moved to Birmingham, England where she was a senior soloist with Birmingham Royal Ballet until her retirement in 2000. Her repertoire includes over 100 ballets spanning both classical and modern genres, including principal and soloist roles in: George Balanchine’s The Four Temperaments, Who Cares – Who Cares pas de deux, Stairway to Paradise, Agon, Symphony in C, and Theme and Variations; Anthony Tudor’s Dark Elegies – 4th Song Soloist; Donald McKayle’s Gumbo Yaya; William Forsythe’s in the middle somewhat elevated and New Sleep; Paul Taylor’s Sunset and Company B – Another You; Lew Christensen’s Airs de Ballet, Jinx, and Sinfonia – 2nd Soloist; Frederick Ashton’s The Dream – Helena, Les Patineurs – Red Girls, and Birthday Offering – 6th Solo; Jiri Kilian’s Forgotten Land- Grey Couple; David Bintley’s Hobson’s Choice – Maggie Hobson, and The Protecting Veil – cello solo. Read More . . .