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)