Erica Sobol is a Los Angeles original, born and raised in the city. After high school, she moved to New York City to pursue a career in the performing arts. While in NYC, Erica earned a BA in dance-theater from Barnard College at Columbia University and began her professional dance training at Broadway Dance Center.
She is thrilled to be back home in Los Angeles now, continuing to create and to train. Erica has contributed works to Gay Pride NYC, Traffic (Tessandra Chavez, dir.), the Broadway Dance Center Performance Outlet, Choreographer’s Carnival (in New York and Los Angeles and Sydney), the EDGE Annual Show, and many many others… In addition, her work was featured on So You Think You Can Dance: Ukraine, in a collaborative effort with London’s Sisco Gomez. And, in 2011 and 2013, Erica was handpicked as a finalist for the prestigious Capezio ACE award.
She has worked as a master instructor at several dance studios and festivals all over the world, including Broadway Dance Center in New York, BDC in Tokyo, Pineapple in London, Harmonic in Paris, FnF in Poland (alongside world famous Hip-Hop choreographers Luther Brown, Kevin Maher, Tucker Barkley, Tony Czar, Ian Eastwood, Nick DeMoura, and others), DiAmbra in Stockholm, Skip on Guam, and Mediterranean Dance Festival in Italy (alongside choreographers and dancers from Madonna (World Tour), Bat Sheva Dance Company, Nederlands Dans Theater, Kidd Pivot, and more). And she is on faculty at the Edge Performing Arts Center.
Erica Sobol is the founder and artistic director of collidEdance, an ever-evolving professional dance company dedicated to blurring the line between dance and theater. The company’s Brooklyn, NY debut in 2004 received rave reviews and enjoyed five straight soldout performances. collidE is now based in Los Angeles, and is thriving! It’s West Coast debut, in Hollywood in 2008, brought four packed houses down! collidEdance continues to make and perform groundbreaking dance, to inspire audiences worldwide. Erica has appeared in Dance Teacher Magazine and in Dance Spirit Magazine. She and her work have been praised in multiple art and travel blogs. And collidEdance was featured in Dance Spirit Magazine’s “The Higher Ed Issue” as one of eight most desirable companies for post-competition dance life, leading the way in this professional dance phenomenon. Erica feels lucky, so lucky, to be inspired every day.