Erica Johnston, Guest Instructor
Erica began her performing career with the Southern Illinois Music Festival Dance Company, performing in The Firebird and Petrushka. She appeared with members of Butler Ballet in a production of Paul Taylor’s Le Sacre du Printemps: The Rehearsal, as well as the world premier of Gustavo Ramirez Sansano’s “En Camino”. She graduated from Butler University with a BFA in Dance Performance and now freelances in New York, NY. She is a company member with the Victory Dance Project and also works with independent choreographers Allyson Ross (Southern Belle Stories) and Christopher Jackson (formerly of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater). Additionally, Erica is a sought-after costume designer for some of New York’s foremost dance institutions, including Hunter College, Marymount Manhattan College, and the Ailey School.