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Curtis Holland

Curtis Holland was born in Miami, Florida, to parents Edwin and Gaile Holland. The youngest of three siblings, Curtis and his sisters grew up dancing in their parents’ dance studio, the Edwin Holland School of Dance. Under their tutelage, Curtis learned the core fundamentals of ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, and acrobatics from the age of three to eighteen. After high school, Curtis auditioned for Season 10 of So You Think You Can Dance, advancing to the live show and becoming one of the Top Fourteen dancers of the season. After the show, Curtis left to New York to pursue his dance career, and has since worked with many great minds of the art form, including performing in four Broadway shows: Shuffle Along, choreographed by Savion Glover and directed by George C. Wolfe; Mean Girls, directed and choreographed by Casey Nicholaw; The Music Man starring Hugh Jackman and Sutton Foster, choreographed by Warren Carlyle and directed by Jerry Zaks; and Funny Girl, choreographed by Ellenore Scott and Ayodele Casel, with direction by Michael Mayer. Curtis’s passion for teaching dance dates back to when his father taught him how to instruct students at the age of thirteen. “I have always loved the thrill of seeing a concept finally click for a student,” Curtis often states when speaking of his joy for sharing information with the next generation of talent.  Curtis is currently in Paper Mill Playhouse’s world premiere production of The Great Gatsby, starring Jeremy Jordan and Eva Noblezada, with choreography by Dominique Kelley and direction by Marc Bruni.

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