With a double major in dance and liberal studies, Sarah Holm has a passion for dance and a wholehearted belief that arts in education are instrumental to a student’s success in school. She is known among faculty and peers for her creativity, giving spirit and leadership.
“I cannot imagine a better, more focused, creative, optimistic thinking and hardworking individual to work with than Sarah,” said Professor Kenneth Balint.
Professor Ruth Griffin adds, “She is a person of generous spirit celebrating the successes of others.”
Holm has performed with the Theatre and Dance Department’s Contemporary Dance Ensemble (CDE) for three years. As a two-time participant in the American College Dance Association, she helped earn GALA status for Fresno State through CDE performances.
As a student host for Summer Arts, Holm has assisted with classroom and production operations for dance classes over the last three years.
“Some of the courses I was fortunate to host for included Contra Tiempo, Urban Bush Woman, Spectrum Dance, and Diavolo Dance Company,” said Holm. “Through my job, I was immersed every day in the visual and performing arts, supporting the importance of art and creativity.”
“Sarah brought a wealth of knowledge, cheerful enthusiasm, and a can-do attitude to the position,” said Joanne Sharp, assistant director of Summer Arts. “Sarah is also a talented, fearless performer. She was invited to perform with the Diavolo Dance course last year, even though she was not officially a student, and was a strong and dynamic member of the ensemble.”
Holm’s other passion is Gymnastics, where she has competed at levels 4 through 6. She currently works at Gymnastics Beat as a party host, teacher, and coach for children of all ages. She has also choreographed gymnastics floor and beam routines.
After graduation, Sarah plans on continuing her education through the multiple-subject credential program at Fresno State and becoming an elementary school educator.