Wake Forest Dance Festival is an inaugural event, presented by Wake Forest Arts in partnership with the Town of Wake Forest, which will bring a day of dance to the Triangle in an outdoor setting. The Festival is a one day, free and open to the public family friendly event, scheduled on Saturday, September 30, 2017 at beautiful E. Carroll Joyner Park. The event will feature national and regional professional dancers, along with local rising advanced dance performers.
The Festival will pay tribute to long-time Wake Forest dance instructor Elizabeth “Betty” Hunt Holding and her dance legacy. Having studied ballet under famed Russian choreographer George Balanchine and performed with the Radio City Music Hall Rockettes, Holding arrived in Wake Forest in the 1940s. She opened Wake Forest’s most historic dance studio, the Holding School of Dance, in her home where she taught dance to students for more than 30 years until her death in 2007.
Wake Forest Dance Festival is a premiere event, directed by local resident and professional dancer, Mariya “Masha” Dashkina Maddux, former principal dancer with the Martha Graham Dance Company in New York.
Area: Wake Forest & Rolesville
701 Harris Rd., Wake Forest, NC