Tag: Cultivating Better Tomorrows

What My Teacher Taught Me: Oregon Ballet Theatre’s Priyana Acharya on Erica Lynette Edwards

I met Erica Lynette Edwards when I was 17 years old, while training at Joffrey Academy of Dance in Chicago. She had danced with the company for 15 years before becoming the director of community engagement, and at the time I was training for Youth America Grand Prix with a colleague of hers. I would […]

Erica Lynette Edwards on Creating an Anti-Racist Learning Environment

Erica Lynette Edwards wants to change the conversations we have about racism within the dance community and beyond. As a multifaceted artist in Chicago concert dance, Edwards has had a career that includes 15 years as a dancer and five and a half years as the director of community engagement with the Joffrey Ballet. Today, as […]