ERICA VILLALPANDO (1997)
Erica Villalpando graduated Summa Cum Laude with her BA in Dance from Chapman University, her AA in Dance/Humanities from Mt. San Jacinto College, and her Pilates certification from Aline Conditioning and Barworks certification from Yogaworks. She is a choreographer, dance teacher and Pilates instructor throughout Orange County and Los Angeles.
Erica has served as adjunct dance faculty at Golden West College, Orange Coast College and has been a guest teacher at Chapman University and Cal State Long Beach.
In 2003, she helped develop a California state model creative dance program through Arts Orange County and taught two master classes at the American College Dance Festival in Modesto, California.
Erica's choreography has been seen in many theaters across the US such as New York City, Las Vegas, Arizona, Hollywood and even Helsinki, Finland.
Erica studied with Fred Strickler, Stephanie Gilliand, Murray Louis, Risa Steinberg, Amanda Turner, Andy Vaca, Peter Kalivas, Jenny Backhaus, Nannette Brodie and other well noted choreographers. She has danced for Wasted Talent Dance, Sustaita Dance, Moving Arts Dance and guest performed with Metropolitan Ballet.
Erica has participated in tours with NBDT through California, Nevada, New York, Utah, Mexico and Europe. She is honored to have set the pieces "Faith, Hope & Love...", "Polymorphic", “Mambo” and "Journey of Change" on NBDT.
Erica is currently company rehearsal director for NBDT and she would like to thank God for all of her success, her husband Alex, son Elijah and daughter Isabella for their love and support.