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About Erin Gildea

A native of East Greenwich, Rhode Island, Erin started her training at Rhode Island Ballet Arts academy, with continued study at Festival Ballet Providence. In 2003, she was accepted into The Royal Winnipeg Ballet School, and attended summer programs at The National Ballet School of Canada, Pacific Northwest Ballet, The Royal Winnipeg Ballet School, and Orlando Ballet School.

While attending Butler University, Erin participated in two summer seminars in St. Petersburg Russia. As a member of Butler Ballet, she performed a variety of roles in the Nutcracker (Flower soloist, Snow Queen, and Sugar Plum Fairy). She was also cast in Butler Ballet’s performance of Cloven Kingdom, a work choreographed by noted choreographer Paul Taylor. She graduated from Butler University in December 2008 with a B.A. in Dance Pedagogy.

Erin danced with Festival Ballet Providence from March 2008 until May 2011. Erin has taught for several years at Rhode Island Ballet Arts Academy.