Holly Hoffman began dancing at the age of 4 in the Bay Area and competed with a nationally award winning dance team for several years. Her passion for teaching was triggered during her first year of high school while teaching 3-5 year old girls at her high school’s junior cheerleading camp, and volunteering as the choreographer for a children’s musical for elementary school aged kids. While still in high school, Miss Holly worked as a performing character, singer and dancer at Bonfante Gardens Family Theme Park in Gilroy, CA where she was praised for some of the best character work in the Bay Area and was recruited for a second year. Her senior year of high school, Miss Holly received a Top Performer award at the ITS California All State Conference for her tap solo, “Paint it Black,” and graduated as an Honor Thespian with the International Thespian Society. In college, she continued to dance and studied ballet with Michelle Walters, jazz with Lisa Deyo and added modern dance to her repertoire. While at Cal Poly, she participated in the annual spring dance shows, dancing in multiple styles including breakdance. During grad school, Miss Holly taught dance at Laguna middle school through an after school program with SLO Parks & Recreation. After graduating from CalPoly with dual masters, Miss Holly moved to the Great Central Valley where she was the Choreographer for the annual musicals at Central Valley Christian Schools in Visalia. She also taught Creative Movement through Advanced Tap at Elite Dance Academy and was hired as a featured dancer in the annual productions of The Nutcracker with Theatre Arts Alliance as a Flower, Snowmaiden, Mirliton trio,Chinese Tea duet, and ending as Clara’s Mother and Snow Queen. Miss Holly loves sharing the joy of tap at CORE Dance! She is also excited to be the Executive Director of Children’s Ballet Theatre.