Conservatory of Music in piano.
In New York, she continued her ballet studies with Felia Doubrovska and trained in Leningrad with Natalia Dudinskaya, Alexander Pushkin and Alla Shelest of the Kirov Ballet. Ms. Holmes was the first North American invited to perform with the Kirov Ballet in Russia. She also has appeared with the London Festival Ballet, Royal Scottish Ballet, Berlin Staatsoper, Het Nationale Ballet of Holland, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, Chicago International Ballet, Ruth Page Ballet and Royal Winnipeg Ballet and others. In addition, choreographers such as MacDonald, De Mille, Page, Corelli, and Darrell created many works for her.
Known for her interpretations of the Russian classics, Ms. Holmes has produced or set great works in Lisbon, Oslo, Helsinki, Antwerp, Naples, Florence, New York, Tokyo, Istanbul, and Budapest. Her staging of “Le Corsaire” for American Ballet Theater appeared on PBS’s “Great Performances”, for which it won an Emmy Award.