Erin Ellis is a professional dance artist and educator based in Austin, TX. A Kilgore College alumna, Erin was a member of The Kilgore College Rangerettes and Rangerette Swingster. She was also a member of the department’s modern company, Industry, under the guidance of Angela Aulds. In 2017, Erin joined Marching Auxiliaries Dance Camps and Competitions, where she discovered a love for teaching, choreographing, judging dance contests, and directing summer clinics nationwide. She holds a Bachelor’s in Dance Education from Texas State University, where she was a member of the Dance Division’s modern company, Merge, led by Ana Bear and Christa Oliver. During her time at Texas State, Erin collaborated with Kaysie Seitz Brown on research focused on teaching social-emotional skills to at-risk students through creative movement. She furthered her education by earning a master of fine arts in dance from Sam Houston State University, where she further explored pedagogy, dance research, choreography, and performance. Erin’s dedication extends beyond the studio, as she has worked with organizations such as The Salvation Army and MINDPOP, contributing to curriculum design and implementation. She has showcased her talent in performances, including works by notable choreographers like Brian Brooks, Chelsea Ainsworth, Jessica Smith of Duel Rivet, Andy and Dionne Noble of Noblemotion. Erin has toured with Francisco Graciano’s solo “The Spinner” at renowned festivals such as Austin Dance Festival and Westfest Dance in New York City. Now happily back in her hometown of Austin, TX, Erin continues to embrace her passion for dance through classes, performances, and ongoing education.