BiographyBill Holahan was born in Philadelphia, then spent his early years in Louisville, Kentucky, later moving to Toronto, Ontario. He began studying dance at York University in Toronto, and joined Contemporary Dancers of Winnipeg upon his graduation from York. He moved to New York City in 1975, where he initially performed with Manuel Alum, Pearl Lang, and Kazuko Hirabayashi. He joined the Murray Louis Dance Company in 1977, and traveled with them to Jacob’s Pillow in 1978. After retiring from dance and a career with New York City’s HR Division, he received a degree from the Swedish Institute and launched a third career as an LMT therapist. Fluent in French and Italian, he was a pianist, artist, avid gardener, and traveler. A sudden injury led to his death on August 30, 2016 at the age of 66, leaving behind life partner Walter Levy and two sisters.
Source of BiographyWritten by Norton Owen for Jacob's Pillow Remembers.