Holly Bass

Holly Bass is a multidisciplinary performance and visual artist, writer, and director. She creates solo and ensemble performances with professional collaborators as well as public art happenings and socially engaged art with untrained members of the community. Her performance work, which combines dance, theater, and writing, has been presented at spaces such as the Kennedy Center, the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, the Seattle Art Museum, the Delaware Contemporary Museum, Art Basel Miami Beach (Project Miami Fair), and the South African State Theatre as well as in public libraries, stadium parking lots, and other non-traditional spaces. She studied modern dance – under Viola Farber – and creative writing at Sarah Lawrence College before earning her Master’s from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. 

Since 2014, she has directed a year-round creative writing and performance program for adjudicated youth in DC’s Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services.

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