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erica binder

artistic director

Erica Binder began dancing at four years old and competed for twelve years. She continued her studies in Dance at York University where she earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance.  She excelled at courses in Anatomy, Dance Kinesiology, Dance Injuries, and Dance and the Child. She is an Associate with B.A.T.D, and is Body Art Certified. Erica became a Pilates Instructor in Costa Mesa California and is consistently working to attain new certifications in dance and safe movement techniques. She has been teaching competitive, recreational and many in-school programs for over a decade, while also performing professionally in Toronto.

Erica has lived in the performing arts industry, teaching and choreographing for companies like The Travelling Stage, Diversified Theatre and many local dance studios across the GTA. She has also worked with Whitby Figure Skating Club as their off ice dance teacher.  Erica was the community coordinator for Sunday Morning Sweat classes for Lululemon and has been an active member in the fitness and dance community. Some of Erica’s most memorable performances were for Canada’s Wonderland, three seasons of Christmas Rockette shows at Yonge and Dundas Square, as well as her roles for Disney Cruise Line!  She travelled to Los Angeles to audition for Tokyo Disney Sea and landed the star role as an Aerialist performer in King Triton’s Concert. She lived abroad in Japan for 15 months with many other talented artists from the UK, Australia, USA, Russia, France and other parts of Canada. Since a very early age, Erica has always dreamed of opening a dance studio of her own. Erica's mission in dance is to teach in a way that builds the dancer's self esteem.  She partnered with BeaYOUtiful foundation in 2021, and holds an annual confidence workshop for young girls.  She is active in charity events within the community and takes part in holiday toy drives each year. Stage Door Academy of Dance holds workshops and intensives for new and current dancers. There are many opportunities each year to work with industry professionals who have performed worldwide. Erica looks forward to meeting every dancer she will have the privilege of teaching at Stage Door Academy of Dance.

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