Grand Prize Winner of the prestigious Capezio Ace Award & founder of collidEdance company, Erica Sobol is one of Los Angeles’s most sought after choreographers and educators. She has toured the world as a master instructor at Broadway Dance Center NYC/Tokyo, Pineapple London, Studio Harmonic Paris, FnF Dance Festival in Poland, DiAmbra Dans Stockholm, Skip Entertainment on Guam, and the Mediterranean Dance Festival in Italy. Erica is a Los Angeles native and holds a BA in dance-theater from the illustrious Columbia University. She has contributed works to Gay Pride NYC, Axiom Dance Theatre's "The Congress," The Choreographers Carnival: LA/NY/Sydney, the EDGE annual show, So You Think You Can Dance: Ukraine, and many others. Erica’s service to the dance community has been praised in many dance publications. Her previous company, collidEdance, was featured in Dance Spirit Magazine’s “The Higher Ed Issue” as one of the most desirable companies for post-competition dance life. Erica believes deeply in the power of nurturing the minds and bodies of the next generation, helping to create the storytellers of our future. She feels lucky, so lucky, to be inspired every day.
"Erica's work is emotionally charged, fantastical, and driven by athletic rigor. Evocative of childhood, memory and dreams, her pieces contain a nostalgic edge that is as wistful as the movement is inventive and dynamically impressive. Touching and tenacious…” - Axiom Dance Theatre CONGRESS "artist spotlight”
"These are dancers working mostly in the world of commercial dance. The movement itself is highly gestural, idiosyncratic, and borrows from the edges of street and contemporary dance. Gone for the most part are the steely backbones, dagger legs and pointing feet. What is remarkable here is that Sobol and company are making something from scratch without the usual safety net of studied, familiar techniques. Still, her work is musical and picks up on subtle rhythmic impulses as well as the hits and cadences of the lyrics themselves.” - Steven Woodruff’s danceplug.com review of collidEdance’s “runaway!”