Erica is a British-Cypriot world traveller, born in Cyprus, with extensive experience in Dance, Pedagogy, Choreography and Arts Management, an MA CoDE Alumni
and affiliated to Centre for Dance Research, Coventry University
and School of Communications and Creative Arts, Deakin University Australia.
She has received, participated and won various grants and fellowships in prestigious Art institutions, residency programmes and Cultural organizations as an artist and scholar all over the world including Frankfurt University of Music and Performing Arts, CND-Paris, BIDE-Barcelona and BOOM Festival- Portugal, as well as having been a guest-artist and lecturer at Neapolis University Architecture Department, Paphos, Cyprus. Erica has a long standing record of dance management and dance related fellowships with multidisciplinary European art mobility programmes in European Cities of Culture in Germany, Luxembourg, Malta, Romania and Cyrpus.
Erica’s work also involves dance related installations: “I am not a visual artist” (2013) Museum of Contemporary Art, Bucharest, Romania, in the context of E-motional Bodies and Cities EU arts mobility programme, “Dance Data Distillery” (2018) Digital Echoes Symposium at Centre for Dance Research at Coventry University, “under my Skin” (2018) in the Venice Biennale 2018, as part of artworks representing Cyprus and as an artistic research project on embodiment and the architecture of compassion.
Erica’s dance and creative practice as a multidisciplinary artist and educator combines dance, improvisation and somatic practices with choreographic and analytic thinking through practices of embodiment. She applies and advocates for dance transmission and transferable skills of dance practice in a variety of fields of research, art production and diverse workplaces. Erica has recently presented excerpts of her current research in a number of conferences and symposia in the UK, Ireland, Germany, Switzerland, Malta, Cyprus and Australia within various interdisciplinary contexts. Erica has published excerpts of her current research on the Society for Dance Research portal
, and is a member of the editorial team of the Journal for Dance and Somatic Practices.
Erica is a PhD Candidate in a cotutelle research programme (dual award) in Dance Digitisation in both Coventry University, UK and Deakin University Melbourne, Australia. Her research focus is the organization, function and digital curation of dance and archives in Germany, UK and Australia along with developing embodied approaches as a methodology of examining and analysing dance content.
As interim CAT Manager (Maternity Cover) Erica hopes to nurture, advance and develop the Dance City CAT Training programme and support a high level of artistic excellence in dance technique and creative teaching in an environment of equity, diversity and accessibility for a new dance ecology for the North East region.