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Erin Parsley

Erin Parsley

Erin Parsley-Dancer, Educator and Choreographer, has danced professionally for ballet, modern, and jazz companies across the country, including Labayen Dance/SF, Ballet Chicago and the Chicago Ballet, and for choreographers such as Yannis Adoniou, Robert Sund and Brian Carey Chung. She trained at schools including the San Francisco, Houston, Boston and and Joffrey Ballets, Academy of Ballet, LINES Ballet School, and Broadway Dance Center in NYC.  She is an award winning dancer receiving honors from the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts, who has performed at the Tanz Theater International Dance Festival in Bonn and Bielefeld, Germany.  She has choreographed over 40 works in diverse styles that have been shown around the country and in Canada. She is a featured educator at various dance academies across the nation, including the ODC School, Rhythm and Motion, and the Alameda Ballet Academy, and the Ruth Page Dance Center. She mentors aspiring professional dancers and her students have been accepted to schools such as Joffrey Midwest Dance, LINES Ballet School, the San Francisco Conservatory of Dance, The Ailey School Professional Division, InnerSpark (California State Summer School for the Arts), and the School of Toronto Dance Theatre Professional Division. She has been a featured speaker and performer, leading flash mobs and entire rooms of people in powerful group dance experiences, in the worldwide movement "One Billion Rising”.  Through her passionate, clear and empowering teaching style, she provides students with a solid foundation of excellent technique, guides them into a happy harmony with their bodies, and inspires them to awaken their mind-body connection and vibrant joy through their dancing!