Unlike most adult ballet classes, Ballet Fundamentals truly starts from the ground up. You will learn ballet terminology, proper positioning and alignment, basic ballet movements and combinations. This is one of our most popular classes, so get your spot soon!
No ballet or dance experience whosoever is required. Dancers with previous experience are welcome to attend and will get modifications to make the movements harder.
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.