Person NameHolm; Hanya (1893-1992)
ActivityGerman-US dancer, teacher, choreographer. Studied at the Dalcroze School in Hellerau; joined Mary Wigman in 1921 as both a company dancer and a teacher in Mary Wigman's school; performed in the premieres of Wigman's Feier (1928) and Totenmal (1930); in 1931 went to New York to open the American branch of the Wigman school; the school evolved into the Hanya Holm studio open from 1936-1967; formed own dance group in 1936; in 1941 established the Center of the Dance in Colorado Springs; created award winning choreography for musicals Kiss Me, Kate (1948), My Fair Lady (1956) and Camelot (1960); in 1961 appointed head of the dance department of New York Musical Theater Academy
Other Forms Of NameJohanna Eckert
Dates and Placesb. Worms, 3 Mar 1893, d New York, 3 Nov 1992
SourceCraine; D and Mackrell; J. The Oxford Dictionary of Dance, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2000
XZB/2902Liebe Hanya: Mary Wigman's Letters to Hanya Holm
XZB/2671Hanya Holm: The Biography of an Artist
XZM/1831Holm, Hanya \ Oversize
XZB/2882Hanya Holm: The Biography of an Artist
NCPE/3/24Laban Six Scale \ as taught by Hanya Holm1962
XZM/850Holm, Hanya
NCPE/3/23Etude #1, #2, #3 (Holm, Hanya)1967
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