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2008.09 Chicago Luvabulls

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Meet Luvabull Erin

Hi, I'm from St. Louis, MO and am a full-time Masters student and dance teacher. I attended Southeast Missouri State University, I'm Irish/German and sometimes go by Erna.

Dance experience

I began dancing when I was five at Geri Stretz Professional Dance Center in St. Louis, MO. I began competing at 11 and continued to do so until I graduated from high school. During my years at Geri Stretz Professional Dance Center, I was trained in ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, hip hop, and modern dance while also traveling to New York for master level dance classes. Once in college I spent four years dancing on my college dance team, and served as captain my last two years. My team competed at NDA, as well as UDA national competitions and I earned a dance minor while at Southeast Missouri State. After graduation I coached a high school Jr. Varsity dance team until I moved to Chicago.

Lifetime goal

I would like to be able to look back on my life knowing I did my best to create a good life for myself and my family. My main goal is to make sure I am always happy with what I'm doing, and to have the courage to make the necessary changes to ensure my happiness.

Three words that describe me are

Determined, Independent, and Loyal

Quote to live by

"Everything happens for a reason." I know this is something people say all the time, however my faith in God has proved it true for me.

My pet peeve

People who mistreat their animals

My claim to fame is...

Teaching my brother's wedding party, plus some, the original Thriller choreography, which was performed as a surprise to the wedding guests.

Most people don't know this about me...

I cannot whistle

Years on the squad

Two

Why I chose to be a Luvabull

The Luvabulls represent more then beauty and talent. The women who make up the Luvabulls are determined, intelligent, hard working, and caring members of their communities. I knew when I became a Luvabull I was going to learn how to enhance every positive aspect of my life while furthering my dance abilities.

Favorite holiday

Halloween

Favorite movie

A Few Good Men

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Best quality

I would have to say my best quality is my determination. When I set my mind to something, chances are it gets done, and being determined has played a large part in helping me to achieve all that I have.

Book I'm reading now

The Last Lecture

Favorite type of music

At the moment I like pop and hip hop, but I can always listen to oldies and blues.

How do friends see you (three words)

Outgoing, Adventurous, and Caring

My proudest accomplishment to date is

My proudest accomplishment to date is my education. I worked hard to get into my first choice graduate school, and my parents always made sure to place my schooling first. Thanks to their dedication, I truly value my education.

What is the best gift you have ever received?

Diamond earrings from my Grandmother, which she indicated should be given to me upon her passing. It meant a lot to me that she would think about her loved ones during a time of crisis, rather then dwell on the unhappiness.

Ideal job

Not sure yet; I still have plenty of time to figure it out!

Advice to young dancers

Never avoid a situation because you think you cannot do it. If you always go after what you want, you will learn what you need to succeed.

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