Virginia Holte is the Founder and Artistic Director of West Hawaii Dance Theatre,West Hawaii Dance Academy, Maui Ballet ,West Hawaii Island GYROTONIC® &
GYROTONIC® UpCountry Maui
A graduate of the Academy of the Washington Ballet, Washington D.C under the direction of the Mary Day, Ms Holte enjoyed professional career in Classical Ballet that spans over three decades.
As a professional dancer, Ms. Holte performed extensively with major dance companies, including the Washington Ballet, North Carolina Dance Theatre, Chicago Ballet and Indianapolis Ballet Theatre, touring both nationally and internationally. She is often invited to perform as a Guest Artist, with the New Jersey Ballet, Hawaii Youth Symphony, Indiana Ballet Theatre N.W. and the Ballet Gala Internationale.
As an instructor, she received certification in both the Ceccheti and Vaganova methods of Classical Ballet, and is experienced in the R.A.D Method. A teaching Certificate from the National Ballet of Canada and instructing students in the Hawaiian Islands for over 30 years inspired Ms. Holte to create her own ballet syllabus,which combines the best of all three methodologies and incorporates injury prevention for young dancers.
Ms. Holte has been educating Hawaii's community in dance since 1986 with daily classes, outreach school presentations,and historical theatrical performances. Audiences in Hawaii have been privy to viewing such full length productions as The Nutcracker, Don Quixote, Sleeping Beauty, Sylvia, Swan Lake, and Gaite Parisienne to name a few.
Many of Virginia's students have gone on to Professional careers in Dance, including Quinn Wharton, San Francisco Ballet, and Miho Morinoue, Complexions. Ms. Holte's students, all of whom she began training at a very early age, are successsful in being chosen for national Summer School Trainings, such as American Ballet Theatre, San Francisco Ballet, Joffrey Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Bolshoi Academy, Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, Carolina Ballet, Ballet West, North Carolina School of the Arts, New York City Ballet, Portland Ballet, National Ballet of Canada, Rydra Bejart Ballet-Switzerland and Boston Ballet. Other students , college bound, are invited to participate in the highest level college dance classes or companies, such as at Stanford, Yale, Cornish Institute,USC, Irvine, and Tisch College, NYC. 2015 Miss Hawaii Jeanne Kapela was trained by Ms Holte in ballet won the talent competion with a lyrical dance.
From the youngest , aspiring dancer, though adults, beginner through professional, Virginia's classes are taught with care and consideration to each individual's needs.
Virtual ballet classes
Tuesdays & Wednesdays Thursdays
4:30pm -6:00pm Ballet Ages 8-10 3:30pm-4:30pm Ballet Ages 8-10
6:00pm- 7:30pm Ballet Ages 11+ 4:30pm-5:30pm Ballet Ages 11+
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Virginia offers Virtual ballet classes over ZOOM at West Hawaii Dance Theatre & Academy, Kailua-Kona, Big Island
Monday Friday Saturday
10:00-11:15am Adult Ballet 11:45-1:00pm Adv. Ballet
1:00pm-2:00pm Pointe/Performance Group
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PRIVATE Lessons and Coaching BY REQUEST