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Stanley  Holden - Artistic Advisor - Inland Pacific Ballet







Stanley Holden
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Stanley Holden danced with the Royal Ballet of London in an illustrious career spanning 25 years. He began his ballet training at 13 and at only 16 was accepted into the Sadler Wells Ballet Company which later became the Royal Ballet, Covent Garden. Holden went on to become a principal dancer with the company where his flair for character roles gained him a respected and beloved reputation. Retiring from the Royal Ballet in 1969, he danced his greatest creation, the Widow Simone in La Fille Mal Gardee at his farewell performance at the Royal Opera House and received a 25 minute standing ovation. Presenting him with a citation for excellence that evening, Sir Frederick Ashton called him, "a unique and marvelous artist".

From 1970 to 2001, Mr. Holden was the Founder and Director of the renown Stanley Holden Dance Center in West Los Angeles. Local dancers and international stars from all dance disciplines enjoyed his wonderful classes, humor and encouragement including such notables as Mikhail Baryshnikov, Natalia Makarova, Gelsey Kirkland, Juliet Prowse, and Mary Tyler Moore.

On certain special occasions, Mr. Holden has been persuaded to come out of retirement to recreate his classic interpretations of character roles and in some cases to create new ones. In 1978, he appeared as a guest artist with the Pennsylvania Ballet in the role of Dr. Coppelius in Coppelia . Also, in 1986, Mr. Holden recreated his original role of the Widow Simone in The Joffrey Ballet's production of La Fille Mal Gardee. In 2001 and 2003 Mr. Holden staged Coppelia for the Inland Pacific Ballet and once again re-created his brilliant role as Dr. Coppelius. His special interpretation of the mad, eccentric toy maker once prompted Clive Barnes of the New York Times to celebrate Mr. Holden as, "...one of the great Dr. Coppelius's of all time."

In 1989 Mr. Holden created the delightful choreography for an artistic collaboration produced by the Los Angeles Chamber Ballet - an original ballet, Dmitri - based on a libretto by Woody Allen. In this hilarious and highly successful ballet, he appeared as a Gypsy Fortune Teller. This season, Mr. Holden will re-create Dmitri and his wonderful gypsy character exclusively for Inland Pacific Ballet's Fall Gala.