Erin Harner began training with true intent at the age of nine through Steamboat Ballet School of Dance in Steamboat Springs, CO.  At the local studio, she became well-versed in a variety of techniques including ballet, modern, jazz, and lyrical.

Entering into Colorado State University’s dance department in the fall of 2008, Erin continued to further her technical training under the direction of Jane Slusarski-Harris, Chung-Fu Chang, Carol Roderick, Judy Bejarano, and Melissa Corr.  In addition to performing within the CSU Dance Department, Erin choreographed several works, one of which was featured in the CSU Spring Dance Concert of 2011.  Her collegiate education also incorporated pedagogical training, under the invaluable instruction of Carol Roderick, and throughout her final year of undergraduate schooling, Erin was employed by the Poudre School District, providing elementary school students with hip hop classes as part of an after school program titled Club Trés.

Upon graduating with honors in the spring of 2012, Erin served as a dance instructor at Elevation Dance Studio in Steamboat Springs, CO. In the winter of 2015, Erin relocated to Chicago in an effort to foster her dance career and further her exploration of the hip hop technique.  Since that time, she has participated in valuable training programs such as Establish Your Empire Chicago, Volumes 4 and 5, the BOOM CRACK! Adult Summer Intensive and the Nan Giordano Certification Program.  She has performed at events such as Prelude Midwest and World of Dance Chicago and has been given the opportunity to train with BOOM CRACK! Dance Company. Furthermore, Erin is currently functioning as an after school instructor for Everybody Dance Now! Chicago, a nonprofit organization committed to “transforming the lives of youth through dance, leadership and community.”

Erin is overjoyed to return as a guest teacher to Vail Valley Academy of Dance and the beautiful mountains of Colorado!

Ms. Erin will be teaching hip-hop,  modern and contemporary during the Summer Dance Intensive 2018.