Erica De La O

Erica De La O grew up in Los Angeles. She discovered dance through her Godmother Martha Baldwin. Erica trained with Phillip and Charles Fuller and Cynthia Young at Le Studio Pasadena Dance Theatre, and continued her studies with Gilma Bustillo, Roberto Almaguer, Alicia Head, Daylena Ruiz and Marat Daukayev. Erica joined the Louisville Ballet in 2003.  Her Louisville Ballet highlights include  La Sylphide, Giselle, Bruce Simpson’s Swan Lake,  Alun Jones’  Romeo and Juliet, Don Quixote,  Helen Starr’s staging of Les Sylphides, Robert Curran’s Coppelia, Caniparoli’ Seasons, Lambarena, and Lady of the CamelliasCinderella Story, Ashton’s Les Patineurs, Balanchine’s Theme and Variations, Concerto Baroque, Serenade, Agon, Western Symphony and Prokovsky’s Three Musketeers. Erica also performed in 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, Paul Taylor’s Company B, Ma Cong’s Tethered Pulse, Bruzina’s Sansei, Lucas Jervies’ What Light is to our Eyes, and Daniel Riley’s Sacred Shifts. She medaled at the Music Center Spotlight Awards of Los Angeles, won the John Orr Award from the Pasadena Arts Council, and was invited by Ilona Copeland to perform at the closing ceremony of New York International Competition.