Alumni Spotlight: Holly Wilder

Holly Wilder

Holly Wilder

B.F.A., Contemporary Dance

One of the things I loved most about studying at the Conservatory is that it allowed me to fill my days to the brim with such a wide variety of dance experiences.

On a normal day, I spent up to 11 hours in the studio. During that time, I might share an improvised dance, start to embody the brilliant choreography of Claudia Lavista and Omar Carrum, experience dance as a form of therapy, push myself through an extreme full-body workout, learn a tango from a musical, choreograph a duet, and learn a section of student choreography for an upcoming show.

These experiences helped me find my own voice and develop my skills as a director and leader. I now have many doors open to me in the dance world, and I'm so eager to continue my artistic adventure.

Every day, I'm grateful that I was able to get up and gather in Boston Conservatory's beautiful buildings with other dancers, actors, musicians, and passionate artists to work on honing our crafts. Being a part of this inspired community pushes me to go further in my training and discover new layers within myself and my art that I can then share with others.

The relationships I developed at the Conservatory are ones that will carry me through the rest of my life. They have taught me so much about what it means to be an artist, citizen, friend, and human being.