was a Casting Director for 23 years, working as an Independent Casting Director, Director of Casting CBS New York, Director of Casting Movies and Mini-Series CBS Los Angeles, and Senior Vice President of Talent and Casting The Greenblatt Janollari Studios.
Holly won an Emmy Award for casting in 1990, was awarded the Casting Society of Americas Artios Award in 1995, and continued to receive consistent nominations over the years. She cast over 100 projects and oversaw the casting as a Studio and Network Executive for many, many more, including "Six Feet Under" by Alan Ball and "Lonesome Dove", the award winning CBS Mini-Series.
Holly has formed her own Audition Studio in Los Angeles, HOLLY POWELL STUDIOS, where she teaches 4 Week Audition Workshops, conducts One-On-One Private Audition Workshops and counsels actors with Career Consultations. She takes her Weekend Audition Intensives to Drama Schools and Universities around the country and teaches the audition class at California State University, Fullerton to the MFA and BFA acting students.
There are very few teachers that can offer a class from this unique perspective and experience.