Holly Handman-Lopez

Holly Handman-Lopez (Choreographer) moved to Northeast Ohio from New York City in 2003 to join the Oberlin College Dance faculty. At Oberlin she has choreographed numerous concert works, straight and musical theater pieces, and operas; most recently, Angels in America, A Tribute to Leonard Bernstein, Romeo and Juliet, Picnic, The Winter’s Tale, The Miracle Worker, Spring Awakening, and Mr Burns (Cleveland Public Theater). She received an Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award for her contemporary dance/theater work and has been recognized by the Cleveland Critics Circle for Superior Achievement in Choreography. She danced professionally in New York City with many prominent choreographers, including David Dorfman, Nicholas Leichter, and Lisa Race; and performed extensively in NYC venues, as well as touring nationally and internationally. Most recently, she performed in Germany and Denmark with internationally acclaimed poet Esther Dischereit; and with Neos Dance Theatre and Shelter Repertory Dance Theatre in the U. S. Last summer she made her directing debut with Little Women for the Oberlin Summer Theater Festival. She is grateful for this opportunity at Dobama and is, as always, thrilled to be at the table with Matthew Wright.