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Erin Pelikhov, Assistant Director

Erin grew up in Newton, Mass., and began her training in ballet, jazz, tap and modern 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 swing dancing and tapping as Mother Ginger in Tony Williams’ Urban Nutcracker, and ensemble in “Hair” at Turtle Lane Playhouse and “Billy Elliott The Musical” at Marblehead Little Theatre, where she also recently co-produced “Shrek The Musical Jr.” 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 Graphic Designer for the JCC of the North Shore, a mom of twins, and a teacher for Sallee Slagle’s Dance Dimensions. Erin joined Forty Steps Dance in 2009.