Erica is the Assistant Director of Step By Step Dance Studio. She is extensively trained in Ballet and has expanded her technique and knowledge to include jazz and contemporary. Erica is a graduate of UT Arlington where she received her Bachelor Degree in Psychology/English Minor. She then continued on to receive her Juris Doctorate from Thurgood Marshall School of Law. Erica competed in both local and national dance competitions, was a member of UT Arlington’s Dance Ensemble and UT Arlington’s Maverick Dance Team, and performed in numerous productions such as The Nutcracker, Swan Lake and Debbie Allen’s Pepito’s Story. Currently, Erica works with SBS Elite and Praise Teams, providing them opportunities to develop as dancers through conventions, competitions and community outreach. She also manages the “Step By Step at the Arlington-Mansfield Area YMCA” Dance Program. She is very active in her community as she volunteers with the United Way Tarrant County Steering Committee, Texas Young Lawyers Association, YMCA, and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Erica works for ACARI Management Group, where she is the MWBE Coordinator for Dallas ISD Construction related projects. She proudly follows in her mother’s legacy of dance, service and mentorship. Erica has two fur children, Ivy and Sage.