Linda Holland

Founder/Owner/Artistic Director


Linda Holland began studying Ballet at age 4 with Francis Schofield in Harlingen Texas. At 17 she attended Southwest Ballet Center directed by William Martin-Viscount. During her years at Southwest Ballet Center she was a soloist in performances of Swan Lake, Giselle, and Napoli. At 18 she began Harlingen Ballet Center and later Harlingen Concert Ballet Inc. a civic ballet company whose purpose was to expose ballet students in South Texas to full length classical ballets. Holland also performed and toured with Texas Ballet under Soili Arvola and Leo Ahonen.


Upon moving to Austin, Holland worked with Ballet Austin Academy where she was instrumental in setting up the professional track for students, initiated the Snap-To program for 3rd graders and was responsible for instruction and rehearsal of the Nutcracker children.

In 2002 Holland began studying International Standard and Latin Ballroom where she competes in both styles. Her passion for Ballet, Ballroom dance and fitness are the inspiration for Dance Institute.

"I love this place!!! Dance Institute provides my son a second home where the instructors have shown a real interest in developing his skills and nurturing his love of dance. Professional staff, polite kids and great parents too!!!!" - Esther S.

"DI is not only teaching your kids dance, it is a place for kids to grow up with big personalities, understanding team spirit and harvesting friendships." - Hannah W.

"Linda, your staff is wonderfully responsible and are always so kind helping to make being a part of the institute a continued inspiring experience! Thank-you again for all that you and your staff do to make learning in your institute continuously fun and fulfilling. My daughter is very thankful to be attending your teachers classes and appreciates very much whenever they have extended their kindness..." - Andrea M.

"The best studio in Austin if you want to become an amazing dancer! Top notch instructors, facility, and opportunity to train with some of the world's top talent brought in from all over the world!"         - Casie S.

"I'm really proud of all she's done at DI.  It's really helped her become a more confident and skilled dancer.  I was really amazed by all the kids at the show.  All their hard work really showed.  You all do amazing things with the kids and it's really appreciated." - Sue B.

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Front Desk Hours:

Monday  1:00-6:00

Tuesday 1:00-6:00

Wednesday 1:00-6:00

Thursday 1:00-6:00

Friday 12:00-4:00

Saturday CLOSED


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Austin, TX 78730


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