Holly Handman-Lopez received a B.A. from Connecticut College in 1993 and her M.F.A. in Choreography and Performance from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2007. She has worked with many prominent choreographers, including David Dorfman, Nicholas Leichter, and Lisa Race; and she has performed extensively in New York City venues, such as the Dance Theater Workshop, Miller Theater, and the Brooklyn Academy of Music.
Ms. Handman-Lopez’s choreography has been shown at a number of colleges and universities – among them Bennington and Bowling Green State University. She has been awarded numerous guest-artist residencies at such prestigious institutions as New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, Sarah Lawrence College, and The New School, where she has taught, choreographed, and directed student performers. She has been a Visiting Artist in the Theater and Dance Department of Oberlin College since 2003.
She choreographed Oberlin’s production of Orpheus in the Underworld in 2004, A Midsummer Night’s Dream in 2007, Kindle in 2007, Tennessee Williams' Vieux Carre in 2008 and in 2009 the Oberlin Dance Company.