Originally from Stoneham, Massachusetts, Erin received 11 years of formal training and graduated from the professional division of the Boston Ballet School. She holds a BA in Theater from Bates College and a BA Hons from the London Contemporary Dance School in London, England. She has taught throughout the United States, most notably at the Boston Ballet (Boston, Massachusetts), Juneau Dance Theatre (Juneau, Alaska), New Mexico School of the Arts (Santa Fe, New Mexico), Peridance (NY, NY) and Bates College (Lewiston, Maine). She has participated in dance residencies at The Yard, The Putney School, Greensboro Ballet and the National Dance Institute in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She continues to share her passion for dance with students of all ages at Creative Arts Studio in Brooklyn and focuses on the pre-professional development of teen dancers through her own company e.g.dance.
Recent performance credits include: David Parker & The Bang Group, Sokolow Theater Dance, Hole Dance Films, Digby Dance, Weber Dance and Showtime’s “Nurse Jackie.” Her choreography has been featured on television: USA “Royal Pains” and CBS “Elementary” and Macys and GAP Kids Holiday commercials. Her ongoing collaboration with John Carrafa was named one of the Top 10 Dance Highlights of 2012 by the Boston Phoenix. In 2017, Erin celebrated her 8th season with The Bang Group’s production of “Nut/Cracked” - her second season as Rehearsal Director.
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Athleticism and physicality infuse Erin’s teaching. Before she dedicated the latter part of her childhood to dance, she was enmeshed in soccer, baseball and figure skating. Her four younger siblings played ice hockey and to this day she finds inspiration and grace in the power of muscularity. By the time Erin was 17, she was dancing 20 hours a week and forged friendships with her fellow dancers that she con- tinues to treasure to this day. Trust, work ethic, commitment and honesty are pillars of her teaching philosophy. While incorporating the fundamentals of ballet (alignment, posture, balance, flexibility), her classes also explore what classical training ignores: asymmetry, inversion, supple spines and the idea of a soft floor. Musicality and body awareness are emphasized as students begin to discover their potential as performers. She has taught children and adults for over 20 years. Erin’s classes are geared towards the student who has studied dance for at least three years and takes a minimum of two classes per week.
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