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Erica Moshman

Erica Moshman

Co Founder, Parable Dance & Artistic Director, Parable Dance NY

Erica Moshman believes that dance sparks creativity, transcends language, provides a platform for social activism and opens communities. She endeavours to make dance accessible for all people.

Erica is a dance artist: a performer, teacher, facilitator, administrator, and manager. She has taught at various schools in New York and has performed with companies based in New York, England, and Germany.

Since 2012, Erica has focused her dance practice on community and inclusive work. She facilitated classes and workshops for communities with less access to the arts, including: those with learning disabilities, older people with dementia, children in hospital and hospice care, and young and adult carers. She has also led Continuing Professional Development workshops in inclusive practice and inclusive dance training for teachers at various institutions in the UK.

Erica was on faculty at Sutton College in the Springboard programme (lifelong learning for people with learning disabilities), where she designed the Dance curriculum (2016). She has led workshops for all ages for various institutions and establishments including the Imperial War Museum, among others.

Erica is the Managing of The Dancer-Citizen, an online, open-access, peer-reviewed journal exploring the work of socially engaged dance artists. She is also the Director of Development and Donor Relations, and a member of faculty (ballet, modern) at Rivertown Dance Academy.

Erica holds a BA in Dance and Anthropology from Connecticut College (US) and an MA in Dance Anthropology from the University of Roehampton (UK).


(Images of Erica by Alice Underwood)

Erica is a fantastic dance artist and community practitioner - I worked with her for national clients during 2019 and she delivered exceptional workshops for participants of all ages. A delight to work with and very adaptable to the client brief. I highly recommend her for all community/outreach opportunities
Danny Tokay Reid, Producer
We commissioned Erica to create a bespoke family dance activity for our May Air Show at IWM Duxford under the theme of ‘Faster, Higher, Further.’ We were thrilled with the imagination and thoughtful details Erica included in the choreography and her warm and animated approach. The children who participated in the dance, which was pitched perfectly for the age group, enjoyed the movements and were able to feel they had accomplished something special
Rosalyn Tyler, Producer, Imperial War Museum
Erica Moshman is a joy to work with, and I highly recommend her services! She is an innovative, versatile, and masterful dance artist and educator. Her ability to navigate the most complex intersections of creative practice, pedagogy, and relationship-building is just one of her many assets that make her a valuable addition to any program or project. She is always meticulously prepared, a creative thinker and mover, and so very generous with her time, energy, and skill!
Julie B. Johnson, Senior Lecturer, Spelman College, Department of Dance Performance & Choreography