Photo by Blair Speed
Erin Levy is from Jacksonville, Florida, where she started her dance training from an early age. Starting in 1992, summers were spent training at Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet (CPYB) with Marcia Dale Weary and staff in Carlisle, Pennsylvania for their 5 week summer intensives. Junior year of high school, training continued at Nutmeg Conservatory for the Arts in their 4 year pre-pro program, while continuing the summer program at CPYB. At 19, she moved to New York City and danced with Eglevsky Ballet, Blue Muse Dance Project, and Ballet Long Island. She continued training in New York with various well known teachers at Steps on Broadway, through their work-study program, and took classes at PeriDance, Dance New Amsterdam and Ballet Arts. She has an Associates Degree in Jewelry Design from FIT in New York and a BFA in Metalsmithing with a Minor in Small Business/Entrepreneurship from MSU. Erin currently teaches Ballet at Bozeman Dance Academy, is a committee member of IndepenDANCE, and the manager of Riddle’s Jewelry in Bozeman. Her involvement in Bozeman’s Dance Community has inspired a dream for fostering collaborations between musicians and dancers, and nurturing choreographers to bring their ideas to fruition with Raison D’être Dance Project.