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Modern Dance

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Erica Wilson, a native of Oakland, California, embarked on her dance journey at the tender age of three, diving into competitive dance at seven, exploring a diverse array of genres including Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Groove, Hip Hop, and Salsa. Her formative training years were enriched by experiences with esteemed institutions such as Delta Ballet Company, Latonya Watts Dance Company, and the DVHS Dance Department.

Continuing her pursuit of excellence, Erica pursued higher education at the University of California, Berkeley. Alongside her academic endeavors, she showcased her athletic expertise as a PAC-12 Intercollegiate Track & Field Athlete. Graduating with a degree in African American Studies, Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies, Erica honed her skills in Advanced Modern and Contemporary dance techniques, delving into disciplines like Martha Graham, Laban Bartenieff, GaGa, Sources of Movement, Improvisation, and Choreography.

In 2015, Erica's dreams materialized as she joined Deep Waters Dance Theater, under the esteemed direction of Amara Tabor-Smith and Ellen Sebastian Chang. Her journey with the company spanned seven years, in the ensemble House Full of Black/Women. She was also featured in notable productions such as "Between the World and Me," "Til’ Dance Do Us Part Bacchanal D'afrique," and "Black Lives Masquerade."
A pivotal moment in her career came in 2022 when she was cast in "The Queen’s Ball: A Bridgerton Experience" in San Francisco, produced by Shondaland, Netflix, and Fever. Over six months, Erica showcased her versatility, seamlessly transitioning between Ballet, Ballroom, Jazz, and Hip Hop, while making her
Today, Erica stands as a multifaceted Creative, Performing Artist, and Teacher. In 2023, she unveiled her inaugural production, "Shedding Skin," a captivating solo performance rooted in the African Diaspora, African American-Contemporary Dance, Culture, and Art. Beyond the stage, Erica's presence has graced Athletic, Health, and Lifestyle Model campaigns for prominent brands such as HVMN, Move Beyond, Sky River Casino, Apple, and RISE.
In addition to her artistic pursuits, Erica channels her passion for athletics as a Track and Field Coach, Runner, and Enthusiast, embodying a holistic approach to her life's passions.

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