curious; avant-garde; punk-rock-r&b aficionado; mystérieux; dancing machine
This Patty Smith-loving, Ottawan from Canada is a choreography powerhouse as long as she's on coffee.
After working at the fanciest bed and breakfast you've ever seen, serving pancakes to lapdogs, she went on to bring her moves to New York, Paris, and beyond, got her dance on with Madonna and Naomi Campbell, to name a few, and choreographed for So You Think You Can Dance Seasons 2-4.
Synthesizing emotive movement with narrative, Holmes explores the politics of the body as they intersect with feminism, class, gender, and race in movement and dance. Her work has been featured on stage and film platforms such as: SHOWstudio, V Magazine, Vogue, i-D, NOWNESS, DAZED, Lincoln Center's Out of Doors Festival, Cannes Film Festival Short Film Selection, Fondation Ricard (Paris), Vazquez Gallery (brooklyn, Societe des Arts et Technologies (Montreal), & New INC. in collaboration with the New Museum (New York).
Alongside her work with performing artists and film-based projects, Holmes is also the creative director of the Gemini award winning dance-docu-series Ils Danse (aired in Canada, France, UK, and Switzerland), and the director of Lo Fi Dance Theory; a genre-breaking class series that uses dynamic movement and dance-breaking class series that uses dynamic movement and dance-based practices to ignite connection, creativity, and community.
FUN FACT: She can also fold napkins into something resembling a pair of wearable underpants.
Wynn is just a down-right wonderful human.