Hanya Holm

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b. Johanna Eckert, 3 March 1893, Worms, Germany, d. 3 November 1972, New York City, New York, USA. An immensely talented choreographer, Holm became a Broadway success in the late 40s and on through the…
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b. Johanna Eckert, 3 March 1893, Worms, Germany, d. 3 November 1972, New York City, New York, USA. An immensely talented choreographer, Holm became a Broadway success in the late 40s and on through the 50s. In 1940 she worked on Cole Porter’s Kiss Me, Kate, then on Out Of This World (1950), My Darlin’ Aida (1952) and The Golden Apple (1954). In 1956 she achieved great acclaim for her dance staging for Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe’s My Fair Lady; the following year equal acclaim greeted the London staging of the show. Another show in London’s West End on which Holm worked was Where’s Charley? (1958). She returned to New York to choreograph Christine (1960), which was unsuccessful, and that same year she choreographed the very successful Camelot. In 1965, Holm choreographed Anya, a flop, and soon thereafter left Broadway behind.