Mrs. Stephens teaches all levels of our American Ballet Theatre Exam classes as well as Modern Dance, Pointe, Variations, and Repertoire for Huntington Dance Theatre!
Erin Stephens is from Williamstown, WV. She began her dance education in West Virginia at the age of 3. She trained in high school at Pittsburgh Youth Ballet in their High School Early Release Program. She danced professionally with ARC Dance Company and Paradosi Ballet Company, as well as being a trainee with Ballet Magnificat and Richmond Ballet. Erin has performed in Serenade, Who Cares?, Swan Lake, Coppelia, Deliver us, Concerto Barocco, and Cinderella, retiring in 2009. Erin Stephens is an ABT® Certified Teacher who has successfully completed the ABT® Teacher Training Intensive in Pre-Primary through Level 5 of the ABT® National Training Curriculum.
She has trained at Boston Ballet, Pittsburgh Youth Ballet, North Carolina School of the Arts, American Ballet Theatre, José Limón, and Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance.
Notable teachers include Duncan Noble, Jasmine Grace, Arnott Mader, Mel Tomlinson, Melissa Allen Bowman, and Melissa Hayden among many others.
Teaching philosophy: My goal as a teacher is to foster an environment that is enjoyable as well as disciplined. Individually, to encourage the students to grow as artists, and collectively, to use space well using emphasis on alignment and musicality.
What else do you want your dancers to know? I enjoy teaching most when my students enjoy dance. Grit counts.