Erica is a native of San Jose. She started in Cecchetti Ballet classes at the age of 3 with Glenna Bell Moening on Second Street in San Jose. She continued her studies in the Cecchetti ballet method and reached her Grade III student certificate at the age of 10. She continued dance at San Jose City College and San Jose State University. While in college she married and when her daughter turned three, she put her in Dance classes at the Dance Affair, then located in Santa Clara.
When the owner sold the business, Erica took a chance, bought the studio, and the rest is a 35 yr history. She has her Cecchetti Ballet Grade IV teacher credentials and continues to teach the Cecchetti method to her ballet students. She also teaches tap, jazz and Starlight program classes. Erica is also a registered 500 hour Yoga instructor (500RYT) and loves to share all that yoga and dance can bring to one’s life. Erica teaches and directs the Dance affair daily and loves it!