Erin’s Dance Career

Photo by Bill Hebert, courtesy of Doug Varone and Dancers

Photo by Bill Hebert, courtesy of Doug Varone and Dancers

Photo by Phil Knott, courtesy of Doug Varone and Dancers

Most recently and notably, Erin was a member of Doug Varone and Dancers for many years, performing and teaching master classes in Europe, Asia, South America, the Caribbean, and throughout the United States. During the company's annual summer and winter intensives, she taught Pilates, Contemporary Dance Technique, Repertory, and Principles of Performance. She also taught master classes and workshops at the 92nd Street Y Harkness Dance Center, and staged Doug's works in university dance departments across the country.  Erin has also danced in productions at the Metropolitan Opera (Le Sacre du Printemps, Les Troyens), Minnesota Opera (Faust), Long Leaf Opera (Orpheus & Eurydice), and Palm Beach Opera (Orfeo).

Erin worked in the companies of other outstanding choreographers as well, including Ivy BaldwinNetta Yerushalmy, Faye Driscoll, Daniel Charon, Alex Springer & Xan Burley, Geraldine Cardiel, and Melissa Briggs. Performance credits also include projects with Bill T. Jones, David Neumann, and Karinne Keithley, and throughout her career she has performed on many prominent dance stages, including BAM, The Joyce Theater, City Center, Symphony Space, The 92nd Street Y, and Jacob's Pillow. Early in her career, Erin was a dancer in residence at The Yard on Martha's Vineyard, which was formative in her dance trajectory. She also enjoyed brief forays into the acting and modeling worlds with I Am Legend (film), and Dance Fever (Alexander McQueen W Magazine fashion shoot).

Erin is ever grateful to have begun her dance training in Waynesville under the guidance of Marilyn Cloutier and Susan O'Day at The Dancer's Pointe… to this day, she continues to take adult ballet classes from Madame Cloutier. During high school, she was also very fortunate to be a student Ann Dunn's in Asheville. Erin is an alumna of Scripps College in Claremont, CA, where she earned degrees in Dance and Biology, and trained under the masterful ballet instruction of Vicky Koenig. She continued her dance training in NYC, where she received a scholarship to the Martha Graham School of Dance, and completed the Professional Studies program at The Limón Institute. Risa Steinberg was instrumental in shaping her technical foundation as a modern dance artist, and Erin has endless gratitude for her time, expertise, and generosity. She is also thankful to Jaclynn Villamil in New York for her excellent ballet tutelage, and to Doug Varone for the tremendous opportunities and mentorship.