Erin Long Robbins is the Artistic Director of South Dayton Dance Theatre, owner of South Dayton School of Dance, and is an adjunct professor at both Wright State University and Sinclair Community College. 

Erin was a principal dancer with the Northeast Regional honor company, Allegheny Ballet where she danced such roles as the Sugar Plum Fairy, Snow Queen, and Giselle.  She also danced lead roles in Balanchine's ‘Who Cares’ and ‘Valse Fantasie’.  She had many parts created for her by noted choreographers such as Paul Gibson, Cherie Noble, Richard Cook, Bettijane Sills, Jon Rodriguez and Suzanne Walker.   She received additional training at the prestigious Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet and on full scholarship at the Rock School of the Pennsylvania Ballet.  

Erin graduated summa cum laude from Wright State University with a Bachelor's of Fine Arts in dance and a minor in psychology.  She has taught at Allegheny Ballet, Antioch College, Pontecorvo Ballet Studios and is a yearly guest teacher at the academy of Santa Cruz Ballet Theatre since 2002.  She has served as ballet mistress and board secretary of Gem City Ballet.  In the spring of 2008 she was a master teacher at the Northeast's Regional Dance America Festival.  

Erin has choreographed numerous ballets, including ‘Caprice’ which was chosen to be performed at the 2002 Northeast Regional Festival.  Erin's version of ‘Peter and the Wolf’ was commissioned by the Dayton Philharmonic and Gem City Ballet and has been performed throughout the Dayton area.  She has also created other works for Gem City Ballet, Wright State University, Antioch University and Contemporary Dance at Sinclair. 




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