Erin teaches techniques for crafting vibrant and repeatable performances on stage and screen. By rooting in movement, students first learn to work from the outside-in, then from the inside-out, and finally command utility of both mind and body simultaneously. Students acquire tools for planting their focus on the tangible environment, which allows their work to remain ever present and spontaneous, even as it is repeated.
Much of Erin's teaching and performance philosophy comes from Viewpoints, Suzuki, and Intimacy Choreography. She trained extensively with Anne Bogart and The SITI Company. She also credits much of her ideology to Jeanine Thompson, her mentor in Movement and Intimacy Choreography.
Erin holds an MFA in Acting/New Work Creation from The Ohio State University, and a BFA in Acting from The American Musical & Dramatic Academy (LA & NYC).
Erin currently teaches Viewpoints, Voice & Movement, and Acting at The Chicago Actors Studio. She is also an Artistic Associate with Playmakers Laboratory where she teaches Creative Writing to students age 7-13. The student-written stories are adapted into plays, which are performed by the instructors for the entire student body, and later for the public at large.