Teaching and Choreography

Erica Mulkern currently regularly teaches at the following schools and institutions:

Leeds University Union (Ballet and Modern Dance Societies)

Adele Taylor School of Dance (Huddersfield)

Strickland Cook Theatre School (Halifax)

White Rose Rhythmic Gymnastics Club (Huddersfield)

Find out more information on the open classes Erica facilitates in the ‘News and Blog’ section.

Erica teaches Ballet, Neo-Classical, Contemporary (Cunningham), Floorwork and Lyrical. She is available to teach in schools, mentor students, offer private tuition (both in person and online) and create bespoke choreography. To find out more about online tuition click ‘Online Private Tuition via Zoom’.

Erica also offers audition preparation including mentorship, solo creations, repertoire (classical and contemporary) as well as helping to identify strengths and areas of improvement. She has mentored students that successfully gained places at the following schools: The Royal Ballet School, The Northern School of Contemporary Dance, Rambert School, The Place, The Urdang Academy, Bird College, Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance just to name a few.

Teaching, Choreography & Mentoring Experience:

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Image by Elly Wel. Taken post performance of ‘Love Should Not Hurt: A Way Out’ at Festival of the Mind 2022 created by Ankita Mishra, Produced and Directed by Erica Mulkern and featuring Nyoosha Rahmani and Shawn Willis.

“Having Erica teach at our school is so exciting, not just for the students but for me as a teacher. It’s great to have Erica as part of our school and working with my students. The energy that she brings to each class is electric and inspiring. The students thoroughly enjoy their classes.”

Liz Scattergood (Principal) Abinitio School of Dance, Brighouse

“I feel privileged to have Erica as one of my regular teachers. Erica mainly teaches Contemporary and Neo-Classical. She has also choreographed some pieces for me which both me and my students love. I find Erica’s teaching skills excellent; she teaches with great passion, her classes are both informative and inspiring.”

Adele Taylor (Principal) Adele Taylor School of Dance, Huddersfield

“Our dance pupils really enjoy Contemporary workshops with Erica Mulkern. Erica teaches regularly in our school, she has a great manner with the dancers and always brings something new and challenging. The dancers are gaining a good understanding of the Contemporary technique which is a style they love!”

Joanne Perkins (Principal) Audrey Spencer School of Dance, Huddersfield

“Erica worked with my Junior dancers. Her choreography was pitched perfectly for each age group, ensuring each child shined. She had a magical way of treating the children like professionals, while still respecting their needs as children. Each child worked incredibly hard for her and the pride they had in dancing her work was immeasurable.”

Katrina Heath, (Director) StoryMagic Theatre, Todmorden

“My daughter Tarli has been working with Erica for a while and the difference in her dancing is amazing. Tarli is fortunate to have had Erica choreograph festival solos and a duet, all of which have been complimented on the distinctive style and stunning choreography.”

Beckie (Tarli’s mother) Adele Taylor School of Dance, Huddersfield

“I always look forward to Erica’s Ballet Classes. Her teaching style relaxes and encourages you no matter your level, keeping your technique in check and enjoyment level high. I have improved so much thanks to Erica, thank you for bringing Ballet back into my life!”

Charlotte, Student in Adult Ballet Classes at HD1 Dance, Huddersfield

“Erica is a patient, caring, friendly and passionate teacher. I feel my flexibility and artistic movement have improved dramatically and my love for dance has grown. I always look forward to the lessons.”

Evie, Student at Abinitio School of Dance, Brighouse

“I really enjoy learning a new style of dance. Erica’s classes always make me feel very calm and relaxed whilst motivating me to get the best out of myself.”

Isabella, Student at Audrey Spencer School of Dance, Huddersfield

“Erica is a marvellous teacher for adult beginners. Her vast knowledge and friendly teaching style is matched well with her patience and acceptance of different goals and physical capabilities. This is even more apparent, with international students like me, where creative technological solutions are a must. Would highly recommend!”

Jordan, Online Student from Oregon, USA

“I really enjoy Erica’s dance classes. They have enabled me to take up Ballet having been a complete beginner, and they’ve given me a relaxed and supportive environment to learn in. Erica is a lovely teacher and a very talented dancer. I love being taught by her.”

Phoebe, Student in Adult Ballet Classes at HD1 Dance, Huddersfield

“Erica is an inspiration to Poppy; she has opened her mind to new styles like Neo-Classical/Contemporary Ballet and built her confidence in many areas. Erica uses recent music for her classes which makes them relevant and different. We hope to work with Erica for a long time to come.”

Poppy, Student at Adele Taylor School of Dance, Huddersfield and Jemma (mother)

“What a fantastic teacher Erica is. She’s provided my daughter with lessons full of technique and challenge, which are pitched at the right level to keep her interested. Her corrections are specific and useful, and I’m seeing such a difference in my daughters Balletic ability; Erica has helped her feel much more positive about herself.”

Ruth (mother of Meg) Private Online Student.

“Erica is the best Contemporary teacher ever and she pushes me to achieve my goals! She creates amazing choreography which has allowed me to become a better dancer. I am so happy to be one of her students.”

Summer, Student at Abinitio School of Dance, Brighouse

“Erica teaches so passionately and always helps me to bring my dancing to the next level. She also works with how my body moves and my individuality to give me incredible tailored choreography. Erica is very relatable and she explains everything in ways I can understand to then carry out myself.”

Tarli, Student at Adele Taylor School of Dance, Huddersfield

“Having Erica as a teacher was very educational, hard and fun. She brings an abundance of good energy and she always makes sure everyone feels comfortable whilst pushing us to improve our technique, for example she would give us incredible notes and things to work on during the class.”

Teade, Student at Dansk Talentakademi

“Erica ensures her classes are clear and accessible for beginners, without sacrificing attention to detail, and she creates a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere. Erica’s classes are inclusive and ungendered so I would recommend them particularly to other trans people.”

Thea, Student in Adult Ballet Classes at HD1 Dance, Huddersfield