Vance Cameron Holmes

Curriculum Vitae

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Vance Holmes

I. Education II. Honors III. Teaching IV. Creative Activity V. Specialization



I. Education:

M.S. in Urban Education
Metropolitan State University, St. Paul 2015

M.F.A. in Directing for the Theatre
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis 1989

B.F.A. in Music-Theatre Performance
West Virginia University, Morgantown 1985




Minnesota State Teacher Certification
Communication Arts and Literature: Grades 5-12



A. Dance and Movement Training:

Gerry Dalton - (Tap/Theatre Dance) 1973 - 1976
Roger Huff - (Jazz) 1975 - 1977
David Wanstreet - (Theatre Dance:Styles) 1980 - 1984
Toneta Manning - (Modern) 1984
Robert Moulton - (Movement for the Actor) 1986 - 1989


B. Director Training:

Jon Witty - West Virginia University 1984
Wesley Balk - University of Minnesota 1988 - 1989
Stephen Kanee - University of Minnesota 1988 - 1989


C. Vocal Training:

Herbert Eckoff - (Classical voice) 1982 - 1983
William Taylor - (Classical voice) 1981 - 1983
Kathryn Brindle - (Lessac Technique) 1981 - 1983


D. Playwright Training:

Frank Gagliano 1981 - 1984
Charles Nolte 1988 - 1989




II. Academic Honors:

NAACP Academic Scholarship, May 1980
Four-year tuition scholarship for creative arts, W.V.U.
Graduate Teaching Assistantship, U of MN. 1986
Production chosen for Regional A. C. T. F. (THE MISER), 1988
Arthur H. Ballet Playwrighting Award, U. of MN. 1989
UTP Scholarship, School of Urban Ed. - Metro State Univ. 2011
Outstanding Student, School of Urban Ed. - Metro State Univ. 2012




III. Teaching:

Movement for Actors workshop, Mt. Vernon College - Ohio, March, 1985
Creative Drama for Children, SUNY Summer Theater - Plattsburg, 1987
Movement for Actors, University of Minnesota (TA), 1987 - 1989
Theatre Dance, The Children's Theatre Company - Minneapolis, 1988 - 1990
Improv Acting, Children's Theatre Company, 1994
Theatre Dance, Minnesota Arts Experience, 1990
Theater Dance & Tap, Mississippi Creative Arts Grade School - St. Paul, MN 1991 - 1993
Creative Dramatics, Metro Performing Arts - Portland, Oregon, Summer 1995
Musical Theatre Workshop, Metro Performing Arts, Winter 1995
Summer Neighborhood Arts Program - Portland, Oregon, May 1997
Musical Theatre Workshop, Metro Performing Arts, Summer 1996 - 1998
Tap Dance & Music-Theatre, Ballet of the Dolls Dance Co. - Minneapolis, 1999 - 2000
Musical Theatre Workshop - Prior Lake, MN, June 2000
Music Theatre Workshop, Academy for Film and Television - Minneapolis, May 2003
English Teacher (Grades 11-12) North High, Mpls; February 2013 June 2014
Substitute Teacher (Grades 5-12) Minneapolis School District; September 2015 Present



IV. Scholarship / Creative Activity:

A. Direction:

THE PRODIGAL, Y.W.C.A. Theatre Company, August 1978
DRACULA, Y.W.C.A. Theatre Co., April 1978
A THURBER CARNIVAL, Informal Theatre Co., February 1979
GOOD EVENING, Informal Theatre Co., November 1980
BIZARRE BEHAVIOR, West Virginia University, Fall 1982
FEIFFER'S PEOPLE, West Virginia University, October 1983
ALICE, West Virginia University, November 1984
THE REAL INSPECTOR HOUND, West Virginia Univ., March 1984
THE 1934 JAZZ BABIES, West Virginia Univ., September 1985
HAMLET, West Virginia University, Spring 1985
NOAH'S JOURNEY, S.U.N.Y. - Plattsburg, July 1987
THEATRE OF THE FILM NOIR, University of Minnesota, September 1987
ROCK-A-BYE, University of Minnesota, November 1987
THE MISER, University of Minnesota, November 1988
THE HOSTAGE, University of Minnesota, December 1989
SWING, SWING, SWING! University of Minnesota, April 1989
SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER, The Outcast Players, October 1989
PAPA CREOLE'S JAZZ FUNERAL, Theatre in the Round, March1990
GOLDEN THUNDER, History Theatre, July 1990
LA VIDA ES SUENO, Teatro Latino De Minnesota, November 1991
THE WIZARD OF OZ, St. Louis Park High School, April 1993
A MY NAME IS STILL ALICE, New Tradition Theatre, September 1994
ROMEO AND JULIET, St. Louis Park High School, April 1994
CASEY AT THE BAT, Portland Public Parks and Recreation - OR, June 1995
IN A PIG'S EYE!, Stepping Stone Theatre - St. Paul, September 1995
NORMAN COOPER'S LAST STAND, Allegro Music Theatre, October 1996
BROADWAY BABIES, Summer Neighborhood Arts Program (Mpls.), 1997
JUMPIN' JACKS, Metro Performing Arts - Portland, OR, July 1997
PIECES OF THE PUZZLE, U of MN - Orientation Program, Summer 1994 - 2001

B. Choreography:

GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN, Mount Vernon College, Fall 1984
GODSPELL, Mount Vernon College, October 1985
CAROUSEL, S.U.N.Y. - Plattsburg, August 1987
A CHORUS LINE, South High School, Spring 1988
ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER, Children's Theatre Co., May 1988
MOSAIC, Rosemount High School, September 1988
AIN'T MISBEHAVIN', Minnesota Festival Theatre, June 1990
A DAY IN HOLLYWOOD, Minnesota Arts Experience, July 1990
MADELINE'S RESCUE, Children's Theatre Co., September 1990
THE BOYFRIEND, Lakeshore Players, March 1991
GREASE, St. Louis Park High School, October 1991
THE ROBBER BRIDEGROOM, St. Louis Park High, November 1992
MR. POPPER'S PENGUINS, Children's Theatre Co., August 1992
THE MUSIC MAN, Minnehaha Academy, April 1992
STREGA NONA MEETS HER MATCH, Children's Theatre Co., Fall 1993
WONDERFUL TOWN, West Publishing - St. Paul, March 1993
ALICE, St. Louis Park High, November 1994
AMAHL & THE NIGHT VISITORS, Theatre in the Round, November 1995
A CHRISTMAS CAROL, New Tradition Theatre, December 1995
NEW YORK, NEW YORK!, Edina High School - Mpls, February 1995
THE MUSIC MAN, West Publishing Drama, March1996
BROADWAY BABIES, Metro Performing Arts - Portland, OR, August 1997
PIECES OF THE PUZZLE, U of MN - New Student Program, Summer 1997
JUMPIN' JACKS, Metro Performing Arts - Portland, OR, July 1997
LITTLE RED HEN, Steppingstone Theatre, June 1997
CHEAP TRICKS, Three Legged Race - Mpls, MN July 1998
THE TEMPEST, Metro Performing Arts - OR, August 1998
MIGHTY MISSISSIPPI, Steppingstone Theatre, October 1998
ORPHAN TRAIN, The History Theatre, November 1998
MY FAIR LADY, St. Croix Valley Summer Theatre, August 2004
SOUTH, South High School, December 2004
ANNUAL POPS CONCERT, Edina High School, February 1996 - 2005
CABARET 2005, Woodbury High School, May 2005
THE WORLD GOES ROUND, St. Croix Valley Summer Theatre, July 2005

C. Musical Direction:

CHRISTMAS ALL OVER, West Virginia University, December 1983
BALLROOM TO BROADWAY, West Virginia University, March 1984
HATFIELDS AND McCOYS, Theatre West Virginia, Summer 1985
HONEY IN THE ROCK, Theatre West Virginia, Summer 1985
SHERLOCK HOLMES, University of Minnesota, May 1988
MOLLY BAILEY'S CIRCUS, University of Minnesota, October 1988
OO LA LA, LA CABARET, Ruby's Cabaret - Mpls., March 1990
CINDERELLA, Minnesota Festival Theatre, July 1990
TALK LOUDER SHE'S BLIND, Children's Theatre Co., May 1993
A MY NAME IS STILL ALICE, New Tradition Theatre, April 1994
NORMAN COOPER'S LAST STAND, Allegro Music Theatre, October 1996
THE TEMPEST, Portland Parks, Summer 1998
YOUNG M.L.K., Steppingstone Theatre, February 1999


D. Playwrighting

THE SNOW QUEEN (book, music & lyrics)
Produced by The Outcast Players Theatre, 1988

THE MISER (new adaptation)
Produced at the University of Minnesota, 1988

GYPSY MARIE (one-act play with music), 1989

SWING, SWING, SWING! (musical revue)
Produced at South High School, Spring 1989
THE JAZZ NUTCRACKER (tap ballet)
Produced at Ruby's Cabaret, 1990

TWO ENGLISH TALES (children's play with music)
Produced at the Minnesota Festival Theatre, 1990

CINDERELLA (music and lyrics)
Produced at M.F.T., 1991 and 1993

THE OPERA THEATRE OF FIGARO: JAZZ BARBER OF SEVILLE
(book, music & lyrics) Produced at M.F.T. and Sheldon Theatre, Summer 1994

ALICE (book, music & lyrics)
Produced at West Virginia University, 1984 and St. Louis Park High School, 1994

CASEY AT THE BAT (book, music and lyrics)
Produced by Metro Performing Arts, Portland Parks and Recreation, June 1995

NORMAN COOPER'S LAST STAND (book, music and lyrics)
Produced by The Allegro Music Theatre at Bryant-Lake Bowl, October 1996

ESCAPE FROM PLANET X.T.C. (book, music and lyrics)

THE JUMPIN' JACKS (book, music and lyrics)
Produced by Metro Performing Arts, Portland Parks and Recreation, July 1997

DARLENE'S DAYDREAM CAFE (book, music and lyrics)

E. Performance:

AMERICA SINGS, Cedar Point Park - Ohio, Summer 1984
PRIME TIME, Kennywood Park - PA., Summer 1985
ROAR OF THE GREASEPAINT, West Virginia University, October 1985
GREASE, West Virginia University, November 1986
ON BROADWAY, Show Biz Inc. - Toronto, Summer 1985
THE DUTCHMAN, West Virginia University, October 1985
ANYTHING GOES, West Virginia University, November 1986
BIG SUR, West Virginia University, January 1986
DOGS IN THE HOT MOON, History Theatre, September 1988
LITTLE MISS HOLLYWOOD, Children's Theatre Co., December 1989
FORTY-SECOND STREET, Chanhassen Dinner Theatre, October 1989
SHOWBOAT, Minnesota Opera Co., December 1989
RAGGEDY ANN & ANDY, Children's Theatre Co. - Tour, 1989
AIN'T MISBEHAVIN', Minnesota Festival Theatre, June 1990
MADELINE'S RESCUE, Children's Theatre Co., September 1990
THE PAUL ROBESON STORY, Mixed Blood Theatre, November 1991
PECONG, Penumbra Theatre, June 1993
STREGA NONA MEETS HER MATCH, Children's Theatre Co., Fall 1993
CINDERELLA, Children's Theatre Co., December 1993
ALICE IN WONDERLAND, Children's Theatre Co., March 1994
BIG RIVER, Musical Theatre Co. - Portland, OR, March 1995
FORTY-SECOND STREET, Chanhassen Dinner Theatre, January 1996
THE DIVINERS, Children's Theatre Co., January 1994
CINDERELLA, Children's Theatre Co., December 1996
DON QUIXOTE, Children's Theatre Co., February 1997
NOT WITHOUT LAUGHTER, Children's Theatre Co., March 1997
MADELINE'S RESCUE, Children's Theatre Co., September 1997
PETER PAN, Children's Theatre Co., December 1997
WORN OUT DANCING SHOES, Children's Theatre Co., February 1998
GISELLE IN BOOGIE WONDERLAND, Ballet of the Dolls, May 1998
CHEAP TRICKS, Three Legged Race - Mpls, MN July 1998
NUTCRACKER?!, Ballet of the Dolls, December 1998-2000
HELLO DALI, Ballet of the Dolls, December 2000
BACH 2000, Ballet of the Dolls, May 2000
THE RED SHOES, Ballet of the Dolls, July 2002
FORCE OF NATURE, VocalEssence Tour, July 2003
NUTCRACKER, Ballet of the Dolls, December 2003
SLAVE TO THE RHYTHM, Ballet of the Dolls, September 2004
FORCE OF NATURE, VocalEssence, February 2005
VENUS, Ballet of the Dolls, May 2009




V. Specialization / Areas of Interest:


Directing / Choreography
African-American Music Theatre History
Theatre Dance & Tap Dance
Playwrighting / Analysis
Musical Composition
Web Design


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