Erica De La O

Erica De La O is from East Los Angeles, CA. She discovered dance through her Godmother Martha Baldwin. Erica trained at Le Studio Pasadena Dance Theatre and continued her studies with Daylena Ruiz. Erica joined Louisville Ballet in 2003. Highlights include  La Sylphide (Sylph), Giselle (Giselle), (Odette/Odile) Swan Lake, Alun Jones’ Romeo and Juliet (Juliet) and Cinderella (Cinderella), Quixote (Kitri), Helen Starr’s staging of Les Sylphides (little Waltz), Robert Curran’s Coppélia (Swanhilda), Val Caniparoli’s Seasons (The Sparrow), A Cinderella Story (Nancy), Lady of the Camellias (Marguerite/Olympe) and Marie and Sugar Plum Fairy in The Brown-Forman Nutcracker. Ashton’s Les Patineurs (Blue Girl), Principal in Balanchine’s Theme and Variations, Rubies, Concerto Baroque, Square Dance, Who Cares, Agon, and Western Symphony. Prokovsky’s Three Musketeers (Milady), Hougland’s Cold Virtues and Fragile Stasis, Stevenson’s Four Last Songs, Tharp‘s Nine Sinatra Songs, Picket’s Etesian, Choo-San Goh’s In the Glow of Night, Taylor’s Company B, Ma Cong’s Tethered Pulse, Jervies’ Human Abstract, Riley’s Sacred Shifts among others. Recently she debuted her first full-length ballet of Cleopatra at Shakespeare in the Park. She was honored with an award from Kentucky Woman’s Foundation in 2019. She medaled at the Music Center Spotlight Awards, and received the John Orr Award, Pasadena Arts Council. Erica holds an MFA from Hollins University and is a Hadley Creatives artist.

This is Erica’s final season as an artist with Louisville Ballet. Her farewell performance will be as Odette/Odile in Robert Curran’s Swan Lake, Saturday, November 13 at 8:00 pm.


November 11-14 2021
The Brown Theatre
Choreography by Robert Curran
Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchakiovsky

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The Brown-Forman Nutcracker

December 11-23, 2021
Whitney Hall, Kentucky Center
Choreography by Val Caniparoli
Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

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January 12-22, 2022
Louisville Ballet Studios

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Spotlight Series: Impressionism to Jazz

March 3-5, 2022
The Brown Theatre
A mixed repertory evening featuring:


Choreography by George Balanchine

Music: "Pelléas et Mélisande" + "Shylock" by Gabriel Fauré

In G Major

Choreography by Jerome Robbins
Music: "Piano Concerto in G Major" by Maurice Ravel

World Premiere Work

Music by Louisville-based Jazz Composer and Musician, Dick Sisto

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Sleeping Beauty

March 31 - April 2, 2022
The Brown Theatre
Choreography by Adam Hougland
Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchakiovsky

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