Holly Fusco

Corps de Ballet

Meet Holly

Hometown: West Bloomfield, MI
Holly Lynn Fusco began her dance studies at age seven. She attended numerous summer programs (on full scholarship), including Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, Chautauqua Institution, the Harid Conservatory, Miami City Ballet, and Suzanne Farrell’s Cedar Island Program. She continued her dance education at Miami City Ballet School under the guidance of Nancy Raffa, Truman Finney, Carter Alexander, and Geta Constantinescu. During this time, Holly also appeared as a guest performer in American Ballet Theatre’s Swan Lake  and Ballet Internationale’s The Nutcracker. As well, she was a 2002 Youth American Grand Prix regional finalist.

Holly joined Pennsylvania Ballet in 2007 as an apprentice, and was promoted to corps de ballet in 2009. Over the years, she has performed an extensive repertoire, which has included leading roles in Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s Requiem for a Rose (Rose Girl), William Forsythe’s The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude, Jiří Kylián’s Forgotten Land (Grey Couple), Christopher Wheeldon’s Swan Lake (Pas de Trois), and George Balanchine’s Agon (First Pas de Trois). Holly has also been featured in ballets such as William Forsythe’s In the middle, somewhat elevated, Agnes de Mille’s Rodeo (Kansas City Girl), and John Cranko’s Romeo & Juliet (Clowns). Prior to Pennsylvania Ballet, Holly performed under the direction of Edward Villella at Miami City Ballet, where she was offered a student apprenticeship with the company in 2006, after performing with them as a student during the three years prior. While with Miami City Ballet, Holly performed in ballets that included the works of George Balanchine, Twyla Tharp, and Edward Villella.


“It is the spectator, and not life, that art truly mirrors.”
– Oscar Wilde


Holly enjoys driving her moped all around Philadelphia.


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Performance Highlights

With Pennsylvania Ballet:

  • George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® (Dewdrop, Marzipan)
  • The Sleeping Beauty (Silver, Fairy)
  • Le Corsaire (Odalisque)
  • Don Quixote 
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Lead Butterfly)
  • Giselle (Zulma)


  • Somnolence (world premiere)
  • Grace Action (world premiere)
  • Jewels (Emeralds)
  • The Four Temperaments (Melancholic)
  • Serenade
  • In G Major


  • The Concert
  • In the middle somewhat elevated
  • The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude
  • Matthew Neenan’s Carmina Burana (Red Ladies)
  • After the Rain
  • Raymonda Variations (Variation I)
Holly Lynn Fusco | Photo: Arian Molina Soca
Holly Lynn Fusco Gallery

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