Creative Leadership Member
Where it all began
Born and raised in West Philadelphia Erica Rae , is a Graduate of University of the Arts trained in Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Latin, Caribbean and African dance techniques. After graduation Erica Rae had the opportunity to work with professional dance companies such as, New LeJa Dances, Mahogany Dance Theatre, Tania Isaac Dance, Lesole’s Dance Project, Connecting Vibes USA& UK and VB Dance Ensemble, as a performing artist.
Dance, Teach, Motivate!
Erica Rae has over 10 years of dance instruction experience at studios located in both Philadelphia and DC Metro areas. She also was able to gain teaching experience within the private and public schools around the Washington, DC as an instructor with the Dance Institute of Washington’s Education and Outreach Program. It was through this program that she was given the flexibility to create her own dance class series. She was able to introduce 3rd & 4th grade girls to the dance world via Ballet and story telling through movement. Through her teaching experiences Erica Rae has been able to coach, train, and choreograph for dancers from beginner to professional. In 2013 Erica Rae was invited to present her own choreography as a part of Connecting Vibes USA&UK Grenada Tour Performance, in St. George’, Grenada, it was the first time that her work was presented so far away from home. As she continues to grow in dance Erica’s goal is to bring the joy that dance gives her to others in the form of education and performance.