Michael Holden started dancing at the age of 3 at the Maine State Ballet. He trained there, with director Linda MacArthur Miele, until the age of 17. In 2011 Mr. Holden was excepted into the Miami City Ballet School in Miami Florida, and was later promoted to student apprentice under the direction of Lordes Lopez. There he performed with the company in George Balanchine’s La Valse, Slaughter on 10th Avenue, and a Liam Scarlett premiere Euphotic. In 2014 Mr. Holden joined the School of Pennsylvania Ballet under the direction of Arantxa Ochoa. Mr. Holden performed with the company in George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker, Prodigal Son, and Christopher Wheeldon’s Swan Lake. He also was the lead male role in George Balanchine’s Serenade for the School of Pennsylvania Ballets Inaugural performance in spring 2015. At the start of the 2015-2016 season Mr. Holden joined Pennsylvania Ballet II, and was recently promoted to Apprentice.