Erin

Erin has been a professional dancer since the age of 18. She has performed professionally with Pacific Northwest Ballet*, Cincinnati Ballet, Cincinnati Opera, concert:nova, at the Hungarian National Opera House, and as a Guest Artist with various companies. Erin starting dancing at the age of 5 and trained with teachers in Balanchine, Bournonville, Vaganova, and Cecchetti ballet techniques as well as Graham and Horton modern techniques, and character dance. She studies at Pacific Northwest Ballet Schoole, American Ballet Theatre, Boston Ballet, Hungarian National Dance Academy and has 8 or more years of modern, jazz, and tap training as well. In 2010, Erin started teaching dance and now has experience teaching students from 3 years old to adults. She enjoys challenges and rewards engaging with each age and skill-level. She especially loves teaching ballet to adults who are experiencing dance for the first time. Erin also launched her choreographic career in 2011 with concert:nova. Since then, she has choreographed pieces for other professional dancers, youth companies, and students. Her work has been performed in New York, Seattle and Cincinnati. Erin enjoys passing along her passion for dance to her students and inviting everyone to dance. Erin is First Aid and AED certified.
Favorite Style of Dance
Anything challenging!
Dance Background
Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Tap, Spanish, Character
Teaching Style
I try to pass my passion for dance on to my students by encouraging technical, physical, and artistic development. Everyone has different challenges, and I emphasize working within both the technique and your own unique anatomy to be safe and successful at achieving your own goals!
Favorite thing about teaching
Helping my students achieve their goals!
Hobbies/Interests
Traveling, reading, knitting and more.
Favorite Place to Travel
Anywhere I haven’t been before
Guilty pleasure
Chocolate
Day job
Dancing!
Favorite Quote
For dance: “Dance disappears almost at the moment of its manifestation. It is an extreme expression of the present, a perfect metaphor for life…I find it strangely beautiful to be creating something that is made of us – made of our breath and blood and bones and minds…We embody both the dance and its disappearance.” – Crystal Pite.