Erin began dancing at age 4 under the direction of Mary Kay Heneghan for the Rince na Tiarna School of Irish Dance. Erin competed internationally as an 11-time World Qualifier traveling to Ireland, England and Scotland. As a soloist, Erin placed as high as 3rd at the North American National Championships, 4th at the Great Britain Championships, 3rd at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Championships, and 11th at the World Championships. She also won several National and Mid-Atlantic Championships dancing for Rince Na Tiarna’s Team competitions.
Dancing with Rince na Tiarna provided opportunities to develop her passion for performing and teaching Irish Dance. Throughout Western New York, Erin has performed with Eileen Ivers, Natalie McMasters, Cherish the Ladies, Glengarry Bhoys, Black 47, Celtic Storm, Great Big Sea, Stone Row, Kindred, The High Kings and The Buffalo Philharmonic Symphony with conductor Marvin Hamlisch. She has appeared on local television stations as well as danced on the radio with Janet and Nick on Kiss 98.5. She loves to perform for the patients and staff Roswell Park Cancer Institute. Erin performed at Mayor Byron Brown’s Inauguration Ceremony and danced on top of the dug outs of the Buffalo Bison’s Baseball team!
At age 19, Erin became a professional dancer when she joined Lord of the Dance- Dangerous Games. She performed on London’s West End at the Dominion Theatre for 8 months, followed by a residency on Broadway at the Lyric Theatre in New York City. Erin was fortunate enough to perform with Michael Flatley for his Broadway debut, as well as on the Great Britain’s Got Talent Finale. Erin was thrilled to continue her professional career by joining the cast of Titanicdance for their North American debut. Additionally, she has toured with the productions of Magic of the Dance and Romeo and Juliet, performed in Downtown Disney, and performed at the North American Irish Dance Championships Opening Ceremonies. In 2016, Erin was delighted to join the cast of Riverdance, and has toured throughout China and North America. Erin is incredibly thankful that Irish Dance has allowed her to perform throughout North America, Mexico, Germany, France, England, Ireland, Scotland and China.
In addition to competing and performing, Erin began her teaching career as an assistant for beginner classes. She held the positions of Dancer in Charge as well as Drill Sargent at yearly Bootcamps. These experiences led Erin to pursue her certification as an Irish dance teacher. In 2017, Erin achieved her goal of becoming a Certified T.C.R.G. Irish Dance Teacher. She is thrilled to be joining the phenomenal legacy of Rince na Tiarna teachers.