Sara Erickson

(Oceanside, CA) (They/ them), originally from Southern California, began their dance training at the Orange County School of the Arts in the Classical and Contemporary Department under the direction of Steven Hyde and Julie Friedrich. Sara later trained under the guidance of Jayne Persch, Theo Ivey, Ariana Gonzales, Stephanie Mehuys, and Tyson Garner while performing with San Diego Unity Dance Ensemble under the direction of Tarua Hall and Tessandra Chavez. Since their move to New York to attend the Ailey/Fordham BFA Program, graduating magna cum laude, Sara has performed in Mr. Ailey’s “Memoria” for Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre’s 2017 season at New York City Center, the Table of Silence 9/11 Ritual in Lincoln Center directed by Jaclyn Buglisi, and in new works by choreographers such as Amy Hall Garner, Gregory Dolbashian, Nijawwon Matthews, and Lisi Estaras. They have worked with Francesca Harper on William Forsythe’s “Limb’s Theorem”, performed for Dionna Pridgeon at Dixon Place along with premiering Isaac Iskra’s work, “Tilted Glass”, commissioned by Mare Nostrum Elements. In addition, Sara has traveled with JUNTOS Dance Collective to Mexico and has continued outreach closer to home throughout New York City. Currently, Sara is a company member of Inclined Dance Project under the direction of Kristen Klein, Smashworks Dance, directed by Ashley McQueen, and Teatro San Diego directed by Julio Catano-Yee. They are looking forward to a wonderful first season with Nimbus2.