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Meet the Board

Erin McDonough

Artistic Director

Erin grew up in the Berkshire mountains of North Adams, Massachusetts where she received formal training at Berkshire Dance Theater and Canterella School of Dance. During these early years, she completed the Cechetti Ballet Exams and attended NADAA (National Alliance of Dance and the Affiliated Arts). After graduating high school, Erin attended Plymouth State University and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a degree in Education and Dance Pedagogy where she also received various scholarships and awards. Erin also spent time in New Hampshire developing the dance curriculum for Holderness School and hosted dance charity events to benefit the local art programs for children. She had the opportunity to perform under the direction of Prometheus Dance Company (Boston), Amy Marshall Dance Company (NYC), and Pamela Pietro (NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts). After graduating, Erin danced for IMPACT Dance Company (Boston), and Tributary Dance Company (New England).

  Erin took the next step in her dance career when she moved to Austin, Texas where she taught dance as a competitive dance team director, choreographed high school group competitions, performed with her company Austin Allegro Dance Company as well as served on the board of directors with the Dance Project (Austin).  .

   In her most recent endeavors, Erin moved to the state of Vermont and created Elevation Contemporary, a non profit dance company that brings dance classes to under served and at risk youth. She is also the director of the performing company which raises money for local charities. 

**Other members profile coming soon**