Erika Taylor trained at the Sacramento Ballet School and the San Francisco Ballet School. She also trained at the Milwaukee Ballet School under Scholarship, in New York during the Summer under Marjorie Mussman from age 13-21, and at STEPS under Scholarship with Peff Modelski, 1978-1987. She has been awarded the Monticello Choreography Scholarship twice.
Ms. Taylor has been a principal Dancer with the Charleston Ballet Theatre for 10 years, where she performed the Sugarplum Fairy and Snow Queen in The Nutcracker, Odette in Swan Lake, Aurora and Princess Florine in The Sleeping Beauty, and principal roles in Paquita.
She also danced works created on her by Jill Bahr such as Titania from Midsummer, Zingari, Carmen, Juliet, Cinderella, Lucy in Dracula, and Slaughter on Tenth Avenue.
She performed with Mel Tomlinson from New York City Ballet in Jill Bahr’s Firebird, and in George Balanchine’s Allegro Brilliant, Tarantella, and Concerto Barroco.
Ms. Taylor also performed leading roles for two seasons with Arizona Dance Theatre in La Bayadere, The Nutcracker, Bach Sonata, and various other works created by Jean Paul Comelin.
She has taught professionally at Charleston Ballet Theatre for both the School and Company, CBT Company, the Sacramento Ballet, Carrollton Academy of Dance, Fever Performing Arts, and acted as Ballet Mistress for the Montgomery Ballet.