Director of Artist Services and Associate Producer
Holly Jones is the Director of Artist Services for The Yard, as well as a freelance dancer, choreographer and educator based in New York City and on Martha’s Vineyard. Ms. Jones has been with The Yard since 2012 where her work contributes to The Yard's overarching mission of support for emerging choreographers and performers through residency financial support, dance and arts presentations, and a commitment to arts education in the local and national communities.
Ms. Jones hails from the Rocky Mountains where she trained with the Colorado Jazz Dance Company. She received further dance training on scholarship at the School at Jacob's Pillow and Perry Mansfield Performing Arts School before moving to New York City to attend Marymount Manhattan College. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.F.A. in Dance and received the Gold Key Award in Jazz Dance under the direction of Katie Langan. While at MMC Ms. Jones had the privilege of working with, and performing pieces by Robert Battle, Larry Keigwin, Jessica Lang, Deganit Shemy, Pedro Ruiz, Abdur Rahim-Jackson, Tami Stronach, Shen Wei, Alwin Nikolais and Bill Soleau,
Recent performance projects include: Kimbra/Keigwin + Company (Park Ave Armory), DanceTheYard (Jacob’s Pillow Inside/Out, Triskelion Arts, MVPAC), Skint/Caitlin Cook Dance, CDPNYC/Musical Theater Development Lab (92Y), Fooju Dance, The Lori Leshner Dance Project, CoreDance Contemporary, Justina Grayman (STREB), NYCDA Gala (The Joyce Theater), and A Jazz Happening (Ted Shawn Theater, Jacob’s Pillow).
Her own choreographic work has been presented each year as a part of The Yard’s performance series as well as at the Built on Stilts Dance Festival in Oak Bluffs, the Nike Apparel Launch Campaign for the NFL, many parades, and in her hometown for the Colorado Jazz Dance Company. Ms. Jones is a guest faculty member for The Yard, 92Y Harkness Dance Center, Rise Vineyard Performing Arts, Westchester Dance Academy, Spindrift MV, and Steffi Nossen School of Dance.
Professional affiliations: National Performance Network, Arts Presenters, Dance Education Laboratory, and the Performing Arts Readiness Project. Ms. Jones also serves on the Board of Directors for The Clive Barnes Foundation in NYC.