Erin Vandergrift

Instructor/Choreographer

Erin began her dance training in Chesterfield, Virginia at the age of five, and quickly realized that she was right where she belonged. Growing up, she studied with numerous studios in the Richmond area to achieve a diverse background filled with all styles she so much loved to do. Throughout her training, Erin has had the opportunity to attend several summer intensive programs with the American Ballet Theatre, León Dance Arts New York, the School of Richmond Ballet, and Virginia School of the Arts as well as perform in staged pieces choreographed by Melissa Sandvig and Ade Obayomi from “So You Think You Can Dance.” In 2012, Erin took the next step in her dance education and performance career by choosing to attend Shenandoah University and Conservatory. While studying at Shenandoah, Erin performed in fifteen main stage productions and over fifteen smaller student productions as well as professional touring engagements with the Shenandoah Dance Touring Ensemble. In her studies here, Erin was featured in works choreographed by faculty members, guest artists such as Stephanie Martinez and Jon Lehrer, students, and even a pointe solo, Variation from La Esmeralda, choreographed by Marius Petipa and restaged by Lisa Startsman. Erin graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance in May of 2016, with numerous awards and honors.

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