Erin Anastasia Rauch is an Atlanta based performing artist and teacher. Her roots as a dancer are woven and knotted deeply in the classicism and structure of ballet, and while those technologies continue to inform her phrase-making and beliefs about movement, they have also been firmly bound to an ongoing investigation in modern and contemporary forms. Erin received her BA in Dance from Kennesaw State University in 2013. While attending university, Erin was awarded an academic scholarship for being an “outstanding scholar”, and her choreography was selected to represent KSU at the American College Dance Association regional festival in 2013.
At KSU, she performed in works by Ivan Pulinkala, Lauri Stallings, and Stevan Novakovich. Erin attended the American Dance Festival at Duke University in the summer of 2014, where she received training from former Forsythe dancer Elizabeth “Betsy” Corbett, Rodger Belman, Ishmael Houston Jones, and many others. Erin danced for Emily Cargill and Dancers in 2014 and performed in both the Modern Atlanta Dance Festival and the Detroit Dance City Festival. In 2015, Erin attended two weeks of summer programming at the San Francisco Conservatory of Dance, taking classes (most notably) from Bobbi Jene Smith, Summer Lee Rhatigan, Alex Ketley, Tristan Ching.
Currently, Erin enjoys dancing around Atlanta in the immersive creations of Lucky Penny/Work Room resident artist Anicka Austin and teaching/choreographing for studios in the metro Atlanta area. We are thrilled that Erin has brought her teaching talent and dance energy to Callanwolde’s School of Dance!