Holly Cruikshank

Professional Dancer

Dance Instructor


Originally from Fountain Hills, AZ, Holly started dancing at the age of 3, Holly started dancing professionally at 15 with Ballet Arizona.  During this time she also had a chance to perform internationally with showcases in Russia and Denmark.  After graduating Coronado High School, she attended the North Carolina School of the Arts in Winston-Salem, NC.  After auditioning for many ballet companies and being told that she was too tall she went to New York and auditioned for Tommy Tune.  He hired her for The Will Rogers Follies. 

Since starting her career at the age of 18 with the National Tour of The Will Rogers Follies, starring Keith Carradine, she has worked non stop.  She has been also seen in Hello Dolly (Broadway) starring Carol Channing, A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum (Broadway) starring Nathan Lane, Whoppi Goldberg, and David Alan Grier, Fosse (Broadway original cast),  Contact (Broadway and the National Tour) The Girl in the Yellow Dress.  Received an LA Ovation nomination, and most recently Movin' Out (Broadway original cast, 1st National Tour, West End - London) The role of Brenda where she won the 2005 Helen Hayes Award for best actress in a non-resident production (Washington D.C.), Stairway to Paradise (City Center Encore's).


In addition to her work on Broadway, she has been seen the THE PRODUCERS The Movie Musical (Valkarie and Girl in Pearls).  She is in the upcoming films The Tourist with Hugh Jackman and Ewan McGregor, as well as the animated film Foodfight where she is the body movement for Eva Longoria's voice.  The has done numerous print and commercial campaigns such as Visa, Ebay, Intel, Leggs Pantyhose, Guiness Beer, and Secret Deoderant.  Holly has also been seen on "Regis and Kelly," "The Rosie O'DonnellShow," "Conan O'Brian," and "The Late Show, starring David Letterman."  He latest T.V. appearance was on "The Singing Bee."