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Norwalk Cop Launches Youth Ballet School With His Brother

Norwalk Metropolitan Youth Ballet co-founder Adam Holms sits at the Lockwood-Matthews Mansion Museum in Norwalk among dancers.
Norwalk Metropolitan Youth Ballet co-founder Adam Holms sits at the Lockwood-Matthews Mansion Museum in Norwalk among dancers. Photo Credit: Courtesy Seth Block Photography

NORWALK, Conn. -- Fairfield natives Adam and Christopher Holms are bringing ballet to Norwalk.

The two brothers recently launched the Norwalk Metropolitan Youth Ballet located at 327 Main Ave. in Norwalk. The pair will host an open house and silent auction to introduce the school beginning at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 29, at the studio.

"The ballet school will help shape the hearts, minds and talents of the area’s youth," a press release said. "Both Holms have an unparalleled commitment to giving back to the community and teaching the next generation of dancers the power, the energy, and discipline ballet encompasses, as well as the creative freedom it allows."

Norwalk Metropolitan Youth Ballet has designed a curriculum that respects the traditions and canons of classical dance. The goal is to provide a technically comprehensive and artistically meaningful dance education.

"While both Adam and Christopher’s career paths have been different, they both share the bond of bringing the world of ballet and artistic inspiration to Norwalk and beyond," said the release. "Adam’s career in ballet spans nearly two decades and in addition to his talents as a dancer and performer, he is an accomplished teacher."

Adam Holms is one of the lead outreach ballet instructors for American Ballet Theatre’s Outreach Department; a judge, master teacher and director of the Annual Ballet Intensive for Sheer Talent; and the director of choreography for CLAP American Ballet in Guayaquil, Ecuador.

Christopher Holms, a career police officer in the City of Norwalk, serves as the executive director of the Norwalk Metropolitan Youth Ballet.

"His belief in the transformative study and discipline involved in the fine arts, his strong sense of justice, and his desire to serve his community, help inform his decision to co-found NMYB," said the release. "Christopher molded his own idea of what it means to serve his community by enlisting in the United States Air Force."

Christopher’s wife, Christina Holms, serves as the school’s artistic coordinator and is a professional opera singer and voice teacher.

For more information, visit the Norwalk Metropolitan Youth Ballet website .

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