Erin Landers is a dancer, choreographer, teacher, and co-director of the Hudson Valley based repertory company A-Y/dancers. Her work has been presented at venues such as the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco, the Dance Theater Lab at Purchase College, and most recently at the Trust Performing Arts Center in Lancaster, Pennsylvania as part of the Durang Dance Collective. The daughter of two musicians, her artistic development was heavily influenced by melodies and rhythms from around the world. Her approach to movement is drawn from a rich background in modern, contemporary, ballet, jazz, and various folk and social dance forms including Zimbabwean, Balkan, and Irish. At a young age, Erin Landers began dancing with dNaga Dance Company under artistic director Claudine Naganuma, and took on a role of rehearsal director for the company’s 2016 appearance at the World Parkinson’s Congress. She attended the Ruth Asawa School of the Arts where she was recognized for excellence in dance performance and choreography. Erin Landers holds a BFA in Dance with a Concentration in Composition from the Conservatory of Dance at Purchase College, SUNY, and has performed in works by Tom Weinberger, Trisha Brown, Merce Cunningham, Kimberly Bartosik, and Lou Mandolini among others. She is currently a member of BodyStories: Teresa Fellion Dance and Jonah Udall’s ECHOensemble.