About

Holly Noble Dance creates high quality ballet infused works

Holly Noble is a leading contemporary ballet artist working with leading dance companies and arts orgaisations throughout the UK.

Holly Noble Dance creates high quality ballet infused works that step outside of the boundaries of ballet and challenges the audience to view ballet in a new and accessible way. Using a multi layered experience incorporating film, animation, narration, music and interaction, Holly’s work encourages audiences to explore dance from a different perspective and become part of the performance.

Since 2010, Holly has produced work that has been performed across a number of unique and traditional venues including Glastonbury Festival, The Place, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, The V&A and the National Maritime museum.

Holly’s main aim in her creations and performance is to make dance accessible to everyone, encouraging the viewer to engage with the dancers and the performance in different ways and breaking down the fourth wall. Holly has a firm belief that everyone, no matter age or gender, should have the opportunity to experience dance in all its varied forms and benefit from what dance and ballet can offer

Holly Noble

Holly trained at Tring park School and at Laban Conservatoire in Greenwich specialising in Ballet and Contemporary. Her career spans Theatre, TV and film working as a dancer, choreographer, rehearsal director, producer and teacher. Holly has developed working relationships with leading companies including Sadlers Wells, English National Ballet, Company Wayne McGregor, The Place and NCDS and has had her worked performed throughout the UK. Holly is also very much involved with education and outreach as well as training and mentoring young dancers.

Holly has previously worked for English National Ballet and Sadler’s Wells as an Associate Dance Artist and was English National Ballet Youth Company Artistic Director. Holly has worked on numerous nationwide projects including working alongside Wayne McGregor choreographing for his Trafalgar Square performance in 2012, working as a project assistant and choreographer for Andre Gingras of DanceWorks Rotterdam and creating performances for ENBYC at Emerging Dancer at Southbank and Moveit.

Holly was invited to create two performance works for the V&A museum, an Alice in Wonderland promenade performance for their Friday Night Lates events and a Christmas Victorian Nutcracker aimed at introducing young children to dance. Holly has also been commissioned to create work for Northern Contemporary Dance School, Chrysalis Dance Company, Ignition dance Festival and Glastonbury Festival and is currently working on a series of curated events showcasing work by independent ballet choreographers as well as a new production that will tour in 2018.

Holly was awarded one of 20 places on the One Dance UK mentoring scheme and was mentored by Royal Ballet Artistic Director Kevin O’Hare as well as being shortlisted for a Blueprint Bursary award in 2012.  She is also a 2017 Clore Emerging Leader and was recently awarded a Choreographers Observership at Birmingham Royal Ballet.

Holly is also actively involved in the promotion and support of women in the arts, especially female choreographers and set up the Female Choreographers Collective in 2012 with Jane Coulston. Holly is a regular contributor to panels and debates on the subject and is undertaking further research as part of her MFA in Choreography at Trinity Laban.

Holly holds an MA in Choreography from Central School of Ballet