Erica Moshman believes that dance sparks creativity, transcends language, provides a platform for social activism and opens communities. She endeavours to make dance accessible for all people.
Erica is a dance artist: a performer, teacher, facilitator, administrator, and manager. She began her professional career in New York where she was on faculty at YDance, and at Evolve Dance Inc., teaching modern and ballet, and serving as Rehearsal Director for the YDance Ensemble (2012-2013). Erica performed across the US with Heidi Latsky Dance Company, Becky Radway Dance Projects, Evolve Dance Inc., and others. Since relocating to London in 2013, Erica has performed in the UK and Germany with Suse Tietjen/Tanzorchester Suse Tietjen, Bahar Fattahi, Amy Cartwright, and Jill Moshman.
Since 2012, Erica has focused her dance practice on community and inclusive work. As a freelancer with Magpie Dance and Create Arts she facilitates classes and workshops for communities with less access to the arts, including: those with learning disabilities, older people with dementia, children in hospital and hospice care, and young and adult carers. She has also led Continuing Professional Development workshops in inclusive practice and inclusive dance training for teachers at various institutions in the UK.
Erica was on faculty at Sutton College in the Springboard programme (lifelong learning for people with learning disabilities), where she designed the Dance curriculum (2016). She has led workshops for all ages for various institutions and establishments including the Imperial War Museum, among others.
Erica is the Managing Editor of The Dancer-Citizen, an online, open-access journal exploring the work of socially engaged dance artists. She was also the Project Manager for The Dancer-Citizen live: Moving The Map 2017.
Erica holds a BA in Dance and Anthropology from Connecticut College (US) and an MA in Dance Anthropology from the University of Roehampton (UK). She is the proud recipient of the Jack Petchy Leader Award (2017), YEAUK Best Teacher (2018), and is a nominee for the One Dance UK Awards (2019).
(Images of Erica by Alice Underwood)