Dancer Biography Continued
Throughout her career, Erin has had the opportunity to perform many of the iconic classical ballets and several of George Balanchine’s most famous works. While at Pacific Northwest Ballet, she performed "Swan Lake" with choreography by Kent Stowell after Marius Petipa, and Balanchine’s "Jewels", "A Midsummer Night’s Dream", "Symphony in C", "Who Cares?", "Cortege Hongrois", and "La Source". At Cincinnati Ballet, Erin added the classic "Sleeping Beauty" with choreography by Devon Carney, Balanchine’s "Theme and Variations", and Victoria Morgan’s "A Midsummer Night’s Dream". She also performed Balanchine’s "Serenade" and Kevin McKenzie’s "Swan Lake" Act II while at American Ballet Theatre’s New York Summer Intensive and excerpts of Balanchine’s "The Nutcracker" while at Boston Ballet’s Summer Intensive.
In April of 2015, Erin had the thrill of performing the title role in Jean Coralli and Jules Perrot’s "Giselle". It was her first full length principal role outside of "The Nutcracker". It was exciting to take on an iconic role with such challenging acting demands.
Erin had the pleasure of being coached by Violette Verdy in "Emeralds", and Francia Russell in Balanchine’s "Symphony in C" and "A Midsummer Night’s Dream". She has also worked with Christopher Wheeldon, Helen Pickett – for whom Erin originated two roles, Mark Morris, Edwaard Liang, Devon Carney, Donald Byrd, Sonia Dawkins, Jason Ohlberg, among others.
Erin has also originated roles with Jessica Lang, Olivier Wevers, Barry Kerollis, Kiyon Gaines, Ilana Goldman, Marie Chong, Gérard Théorêt, and more. A complete list of her Repertoire is available via the Dancer menu above.
While primarily trained as a classical ballet dancer, Erin also has years of training in jazz, tap, and modern. Because of her versatility, she is often invited to participate in projects being developed by other artists. The projects range from primarily dance productions to focus on film or music. Erin has also enjoyed working more formally with other performing arts organizations like the Cincinnati Opera, Cincinnati Symphony, Seattle Symphony, and the University of Washington’s MFA program.
Recently in Erin’s work with ARC Dance, she has begun to train in aerial work on the single-point trapeze, silks, and partner trapeze. The aerial work adds another dimension to her skill set and complements her dance forms. To date, she’s performed 3 aerial pieces: an Aerial Arabian in ARC Dance’s "The Nutcracker", "Beyond Flight" with single-point trapeze, and "Lilac Wine" which utilizes two single-point trapeze. Throughout "Lilac Wine", the dancers move between the trapeze, in the air or on the ground. At times, both dancers occupy the same trapeze for some partner trapeze work.