Ailuran ©2013 David Rose Photography

Ailuran ©2013 David Rose Photography

Erica crossed paths with John Murphy back in 2009 while studying dance at the UW. Her background started with hip hop, modern and great posture. After watching The Cabiri’s 10 year anniversary at Cal Anderson Park, she became a student through Academia Cabiria with their scholarship program and quickly learned skills in low dance trapeze, silks, hoop and sling. A year later being invited to perform in their show Carpathian Dawn she started building up strength and later contortion through Sam Alvarez, Tanya Burka, Jacki Ward Kehrwald, Sarah Hardy and Vita Radionova. She helps teach classes on Tuesdays or Thursdays and was most likely a cat in her past life.