Anastacia Holden has been with the Joffrey Ballet since 2005.
Her many roles with the esteemed Chicago company have included the Spring Fairy in Cinderella, Amore in Don Quixote, and Gamzatti in La Bayadère. Ms. Holden has also performed original roles in new dances from choreographers such as Nicolas Blanc,Val Caniparoli, and Stanton Welch.
Fun fact: Ms. Holden is also the co-founder of Embarc, a three-year program that helps poor students prepare for college and the workforce. Embarc has been in operation since 2010.