Outreach Faculty Pics & Bios

Erica Rose Jeffrey
Outreach Director

Originally from Missoula, Montana, Erica Rose Jeffrey studied dance at the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School, graduating as valedictorian before joining Ballet Internationale. After dancing professionally for several years, she attended Indiana University on full academic and artistic scholarships as a Wells Scholar and graduated with degrees in Ballet and Mediation & Conflict Resolution.  Erica studied dance and performed in India and West Africa and also  created the conflict resolution education program through dance, Moving Toward Peace.

She is currently teaching, choreographing and performing in the Bay area and is the Co-Director for the dance company Counterpointe. Since moving to San Francisco she has performed with groups such as the Marin Theatre Company, American Musical Theatre of San Jose, and Robert Moses “Drafts.” She has choreographed new works for: the Retail Dance Festival, Women on the Way Festival, Yerba Buena Gardens Festival,Collaborate! Dance and Music, Counterpointe’s annual “Works in Motion” at the ODC Theatre, the Sausalito Art Festival, the Monterey Choreographer’s Festival, San Jose Danceworks, the Marin Choreographers’ Collective, Marin Dance Theatre, Belvedere Recreation Center, and Roco Dance and Fitness.

Erica also teaches for the San Francisco Ballet Dance in Schools and Communities program in the public schools.  Most recently she has been a guest teacher for the Stern Grove Kids’ Day Program and has toured to China as part of a cultural exchange for the Olympics.

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