Meet Our Artistic Director

Larra Holding returns in a new and expanded role as the Artistic Director of G. Scotten Talent Center.  A dance teacher for more than 12 years, Larra has served as Troupe Director at GSTC for the past seven years. Her professional commitment to performance excellence during that time inspired troupe members to achieve countless accolades and top awards. Most recently, she led the troupe to a pinnacle of success with its selection as Tremaine’s Best Convention Performance for 2019 and a coveted Industry Dance Award Nomination for Best Convention Performance out of all participating dance competitions and conventions. Larra received her Bachelor of Science in Dance Performance from Ball State University in 2010.  During her time at Ball State, she participated in numerous performances, including Ball State University Movement Project, Ball State Dance Theater and the American College of Dance National Festival in New York City. Larra began her dance training as a child in Muncie, Indiana. She has trained under the direction of Audra Sokol, Christie Zimmerman, Michael Worcel, Lou Ann Young, Brooke Pierotti and Jill Heath. As a dance educator, Larra strives to equip students with a solid technical foundation while evoking artistry in their performance and furthering their passion for dance. As Artistic Director, Larra will develop and execute all facets of the esteemed G. Scotten Talent Center dance program.

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