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I teach 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. I give students tools for planting focus on the tangible environment, which allows their work to remains ever present and spontaneous, even as physicality and text are 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 at their Skidmore Intensive. She also credits much of her ideology to Jeanine Thompson, her mentor in Movement and Intimacy Directing. 

 
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.

Erin currently teaches ViewpointsVoice & 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 then adapted into plays, which are performed by the instructors for the student body, and later for the public.