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Erin Leigh

Adjunct Lecturer

Address: Room 313, Cato Center for the Arts
E-mail: leighe@cofc.edu


For more than a decade Erin Leigh performed, choreographed, and was a dance educator with the Dance Theater Collective, a contemporary dance company dedicated to community outreach and collaborations. She has performed in works choreographed by Amie Dowling, David Dorfman, Jennifer Kellor, Clair Porter, Mark Taylor, Susan Van Pelt, and the members of the Dance Theater Collective. Erin earned an MFA from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and in addition to the College of Charleston, her teaching credits include Coker College, the University of Southern Mississippi, the Governor’s School of Virginia, as well as a number of master classes and residencies. Her choreography has been presented in Alabama, Mississippi, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, and at the American College Dance Festival. An avid advocate for K-12 dance education, Leigh served as an adviser for the State of Ohio Standards for Dance Education and presented teacher training workshops in dance integration through Franciscan University of Steubenville, the Hershey Montessori Farm School, Young Audiences of Greater Cleveland, and Engaging Creative Minds.  At the College of Charleston, she teaches classes in modern technique, improvisation, choreography, pedagogy and appreciation. She is the founder and Artistic Director of Dance Matters, a Charleston, SC based dance company dedicated to creating cross disciplinary work that educates, engages, and inspires audiences of all ages.


Education

M.F.A. University of North Carolina at Greensboro

B.A. Lake Erie College