Erica was trained at the Goh Ballet Academy. She was a finalist at the 1991 Prix de Lausanne, was awarded by Critics Choice Tanz International, most promising young dancer in Switzerland (1999) and best female performer (2002) in Denmark. Erica danced as a soloist with Oregon Ballet Theatre, the Grand Théâtre de Genève and Gulbenkian Ballet (Portugal). She began freelancing in 2000 in Switzerland, France, Greece, Denmark and eventually based herself in Brussels for 7 years. She continued to travel and free-lance in and outside of Belgium and studied to become a Feldenkrais Practitioner in Paris, France (2006).
Erica has been teaching workshops in the Feldenkrais Method® as well as Ballet and Contemporary classes for schools and companies internationally. She began creating her own work in 2003 and choreographed the Astor Piazzolla opera Maria de Buenos Aires in Copenhagen with the Royal Danish Opera (2005) and also Hansel and Gretel in the Semperoper of Dresden (2006).
Erica has returned to Canada to continue her interests in dance and movement as well as manual therapy. Erica teaches dance for numerous groups in the Vancouver community and is on faculty at Pacific Dance Arts and Coastal City Ballet. She has completed 5 years of studies at the Canadian School of Osteopathy Manual Practice in Vancouver and is currently a thesis writer, embarking on experimental research. Erica is a manual practitioner at West Coast Osteopathy and Wellness in North Vancouver.
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