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PEGGY HOLMES

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Peggy Holmes has directed the two most successful TINKER BELL films in the Fairies Franchise for Walt Disney Studios. Both creatively and financially, her movies resonated around the world, with international theatrical box office far exceeding studio projections. She has recently joined Skydance Animation as the director for the feature film, Luck.

She is, at the core, a director who finds the emotion first in a story. With her background as a choreographer and dancer she relishes bringing that emotion to life through animated characters that make us laugh, cry and dance.

As one of the few female directors in Animation, Peggy successfully worked with the creative teams at Disney bringing her voice to life with films that centered around female characters. Having not grown up in the world of animation, she utilized the Pixar/Disney concept of the brain trust to her advantage pushing her story-telling and cinematic style and growing as an artist with each film.

Whether in live action or animation, directing or choreographing Peggy has written, designed and created memorable moments with universal appeal. She has also choreographed sequences that have experienced the highest form of flattery, being spoofed on SNL. For example, the “on top of the piano” Michelle Pfeiffer scene in The Fabulous Baker Boys. In addition, she has been a critical creative voice on two iconic films that have reached cult status, Hocus Pocus and Newsies. Both films continue to entertain generations of film, television, and theater goers. She has also worked extensively in television, winning an Emmy Award for her work on Fame LA.

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Film
Luck
Director
Skydance Animation
Untitled CARS World Film
Director/Story by
Disneytoon Studios
The Pirate Fairy
Director/Story by
Disneytoon Studios
Secret of The Wings
Director/Writer
Disneytoon Studios
The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning
Director
Disneytoon Studios /Annie Nominated*
Mickey's Twice Upon A Christmas
Segment Director/Writer
Walt Disney Pictures
Freaky Friday
Choreographer
Walt Disney Pictures
The Country Bears
Choreographer
Walt Disney Pictures
Heartbreakers
Choreographer
MGM
Beautiful
Choreographer
Dir. Sally Field/Destination Films
Rock Star
Choreographer
Mark Wahlberg/Dir. Steve Harrick
The Deep End of The Ocean
Choreographer
Michelle Pfeiffer/ Mandalay Entertainment
A Very Brady Sequel
Choreographer
Paramount Pictures
Father of The Bride II
Choreographer
Touchstone Pictures
Hocus Pocus
Choreographer
Dir. Kenny Ortega/ Walt Disney Pictures
Wayne's World
Choreographer
Paramount Pictures
Newsies
Choreographer
Dir. Kenny Ortega/ Walt Disney Pictures
The Fabulous Baker Boys
Choreographer
20th Century Fox
Cinderella 2
Choreographer
Walt Disney Pictures
Kronk's New Groove
Choreographer
Walt Disney Pictures
The Jungle Book II
Choreographer
Walt Disney Pictures
Mulan II
Choreographer
Walt Disney Pictures
Television
American Idol Seasons 1 & 2
Choreographer
FOX
Hull High
Series Choreographer
NBC/ Emmy Nominated*
Fame LA
Series Choreographer
MGM Trilogy/ Emmy Award Win*
Gypsy w/ Bette Midler
Choreographer
Dir. Emil Ardilino
Viva Variety
Series Choreographer
Ben Garant/ Tom Lennon
The Tracey Ullman Show
Assoc. Choreographer
FOX
Concerts/Tours/Events
Michael Jackson "HIStory" Tour
Asst. Director
Michael Jackson "Dangerous" Tour
Asst. Director
Barbra Streisand Millennium
Asst. Director
Ben Vereen Tour
Director/Choreographer
Commercials
Coca-Cola
Choreographer
RSA Films
Web TV
Choreographer
HKM Films
Kenmore
Choreographer
RSA Films
Mercedes
Choreographer
Bruce Dowad Assoc.
Freixenet Champagne
Choreographer
Corporate
Sebastian International
Director/Choreographer
Sebastian
Lexus/ Toyota
Asst. Director
George P. Johnson Co.
Award Shows
The 72nd Academy Awards
Assoc. Choreographer