Andrés Holder (he/him/his), has over ten years of experience in performing arts management through his work with Gala Hispanic Theatre, Arena Stage, and The Washington Ballet. He has led a portfolio of projects at the intersection of arts and business, focusing on strategic planning, financial modeling, technological implementation, production, intellectual property, labor relations and real estate. Mr. Holder produced a plethora of performances for The Washington Ballet at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC, and has produced in DC and beyond at renowned venues including Wolf Trap, Live Nation’s Warner Theatre, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, The Joyce, and New York City Center’s Fall for Dance.
Additionally, he has produced, directed, and designed productions in Panamá’s Teatro Nacional, which garnered him multiple Premio Escenas (“Escenas” Award) for Excellence in Panamanian Theatre for his design and directorial work. In 2017, he directed the Central American premiere of the musical “RENT”, in commitment to the furthering of social justice for LGBTQIA+ people in Panamá. He has worked with award-winning artists, including Julie Kent, Charles Randolph Wright, Kathleen Turner, Pasek & Paul, Malcom-Jamal Warner, Ben Platt, Michael Greif, George C. Wolfe, Katori Hall, David Auburn, and more.
Born and raised in Panamá, Mr. Holder moved to the United States to pursue his education at the University of Michigan (UM). He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from UM’s School of Music, Theatre, and Dance.
You can often find him listening to flamenco, gospel, salsa, and Broadway show tunes. He is madly in love with his partner Charlie & their Portuguese Water Dog, Chico.