Holly Lynn Fusco
Corps de Ballet
Holly Lynn Fusco, a native of West Bloomfield, MI, began studying dance at age seven. During her training, she appeared as a guest performer with American Ballet Theatre in Swan Lake and with Ballet Internationale in The Nutcracker. Ms. Fusco 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 was also a 2002 Youth American Grand Prix Regional Finalist.
Ms. Fusco continued her professional ballet training with Miami City Ballet under the direction of Edward Villella with Nancy Raffa, Truman Finney, Carter Alexander, and Geta Constantinescu. After performing with the company as a student for three seasons, Ms. Fusco was offered a student apprenticeship with the company in 2006. While with Miami City Ballet, Ms. Fusco performed in many ballets including George Balanchine's Symphony in C, Serenade, Symphony in Three Movements, and Western Symphony; Twyla Tharp's Push Comes to Shove; and Villella's Don Quixote.
In 2007, Ms. Fusco joined Pennsylvania Ballet as an Apprentice and was promoted to the Corps de Ballet in 2009. She has performed 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 After the Rain, Matthew Neenan's Carmina Burana (Red Ladies), and George Balanchine's Agon (First Pas de Trois), Emeralds (Pas de Trois), George Balanchine's The Nutcracker™ (Dewdrop), and A Midsummer Night's Dream (Lead Butterfly). Ms. Fusco also has been featured in William Forsythe’s In the middle, somewhat elevated, Marius Petipa's Giselle (Zulma), John Cranko's Romeo & Juliet (Clowns), Agnes de Mille's Rodeo (Kansas City Girl), Jiří Kylián’s Petit Mort, Hans van Manen's Five Tangos, and Balanchine's The Four Temperaments (Melancholic), Raymonda Variations (Variation I), Serenade (Russian Girls), and George Balanchine's The Nutcracker™ (Lead Marzipan).