PUSH FOLDArtistic Director | Samuel Hobbs | Portland, Oregon USA
push/FOLD's managing director Holly Shaw flexes her muscles in a long lunge at a Mexico City park carrying many bags | Photography: Jingzi Zhao

Holly Shaw

Managing Director, Performer

Holly Shaw graduated from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City with a Bachelor’s in Fine Arts in Ballet with emphases in Performance and Teaching. Her professional career began while at the University of Utah performing as a guest artist with Aspen Santa Fe Ballet.

In 2010, Holly moved to Portland where she began dancing with BodyVox, Éowyn Emerald & Dancers, and skinner|kirk DANCE ENSEMBLE, performing nationally and internationally for five seasons. While at BodyVox, Holly worked as an integral part of their development team.

In 2016, Holly became a founding company dancer with push/FOLD, and soon became the Managing Director and Secretary to the Board of Directors. Certified in Business of Social Innovation and completing the Regional Arts and Culture Council’s Art of Leadership program, Holly is an integral part of the push/FOLD family, proving her skills in arts administration, events coordination, and donor relations to push/FOLD's organization.

Holly continues her work outside of dance as a STOTT Pilates Instructor Trainer and provides onsite movement-based programs for assisted living facilities with her company, Elevated Movement.

Learn more about Elevated Movement

Learn More:


Samuel Hobbs

Artistic Director, Composer‑Choreographer

Holly Shaw

Managing Director, Performer

Ashley Morton

Company Jedi, Performer

Briley Jozwiak

Engagements Manager, Performer

Molly Rea

Jingzi Zhao | Managing Director: Holly Shaw
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