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Erica Moshman

Erica Moshman

Co Founder, Parable Dance

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)

Erica is a fantastic dance artist and community practitioner - I worked with her for national clients during 2019 and she delivered exceptional workshops for participants of all ages. A delight to work with and very adaptable to the client brief. I highly recommend her for all community/outreach opportunities
Danny Tokay Reid, Producer
We commissioned Erica to create a bespoke family dance activity for our May Air Show at IWM Duxford under the theme of ‘Faster, Higher, Further.’ We were thrilled with the imagination and thoughtful details Erica included in the choreography and her warm and animated approach. The children who participated in the dance, which was pitched perfectly for the age group, enjoyed the movements and were able to feel they had accomplished something special
Rosalyn Tyler, Producer, Imperial War Museum
Erica Moshman is a joy to work with, and I highly recommend her services! She is an innovative, versatile, and masterful dance artist and educator. Her ability to navigate the most complex intersections of creative practice, pedagogy, and relationship-building is just one of her many assets that make her a valuable addition to any program or project. She is always meticulously prepared, a creative thinker and mover, and so very generous with her time, energy, and skill!
Julie B. Johnson, Senior Lecturer, Spelman College, Department of Dance Performance & Choreography