Photo by Nathan Norby
Erin Levy is from Jacksonville, Florida, where she started her dance training. Starting at the age of 12, summers were spent 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 from 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 is a dancer, choreographer, co-artistic director of Raison D’être Dance Project, and the store manager of Riddle’s Jewelry in Bozeman. Her involvement in Bozeman’s Dance Community has inspired her with a vision for fostering collaborations between musicians and dancers, and nurturing choreographers to bring their ideas to fruition with Raison D’être Dance Project.