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Erin Pelikhov

Erin grew up in Newton, Mass., and began her training in ballet, jazz, tap and modern for eight years at Paulette’s Ballet Studio. She also competed on the team at Gymnastics Academy of Boston as a child, and later on Newton South High School’s varsity team. She further refined her dance education at Emerson College, where she minored in Dance and received her Bachelor of Arts in New Media. Erin has danced with Boston’s Lady Panthers Dance Team, Jhumka Dance Company, Kelley Donovan & Dancers and Firelech Jewish Musical Theater. Other notable roles include swinging to Duke Ellington in the Party Scene and tapping as Mother Ginger in Anthony Williams’ Urban Nutcracker, and grooving in the musical “Hair” at Turtle Lane Playhouse in Newton. Erin has taught all styles of dance to all ages and levels at Paulette’s Ballet Studio, Tony Williams Dance Center and Lucky Ten Young Talent Studio. Erin is also a freelance graphic and web designer, a work-from-home mom to twins, and a teacher for Sallee Slagle’s Dance Dimensions. Erin joined Forty Steps Dance in 2009, with a brief hiatus in 2013 to raise babies.