Duane Lee Holland Jr.
Assistant Professor of Dance
Duane Lee Holland Jr. began his career in gymnastics as a member of the Junior National Team. He launched his professional dance career at the age of 17 in the first hip hop theater dance company, Rennie Harris Puremovement. Holland appeared in the original Broadway cast of The Lion King as well as Maurice Hines’ Broadway production of Hot Feet, where he was a featured dancer and assistant choreographer. In 2015, Holland graduated magna cum laude from the University of Iowa with a master of fine arts degree in dance and a focus on choreography. Holland went on to join the Boston Conservatory at Berklee as their first full-time hip hop faculty member, and he is currently serving as an assistant professor of dance at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.