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Getting to Know You: Miss Erin!
Written by Joe Naftal on December 6, 2019

Today we are featuring Miss Erin in our latest edition of “Getting to Know You”!  The “Getting to Know You” series helps us get to know each of the Dance Connection teachers and staff we get to see at the studio every week and learn a little bit more about them.

Why do you love working at Dance Connection? I love working here because of the atmosphere in the studio. You are surrounded by an amazingly talented group of people who genuinely care about every student who walks in our doors. It’s a tight-knit group and is very much a family. 

What do you do in your spare time? I love reading (which is rare with my 3-year old), cooking and playing or baking with my girls. Listening to my favorite podcasts keeps me sane! 🙂

What’s your go-to coffee order? A large decaf cappuccino with fat-free milk, light on foam. 

What’s your favorite vacation spot? Walt Disney World, preferably at the Polynesian or Port Orleans resorts.

What’s your favorite local restaurant? I love Strip Steak in Great River and Shandon Court’s brunch.

Joe Naftal

Joe Naftal is the Marketing Director for Dance Connection. When not working at Dance Connection, Joe has a career as a theatrical lighting designer, assistant designer, and production manager. His experience spans the worlds of classical and contemporary theatre, musicals, ballet, modern dance, and opera. In addition to his work at Dance Connection, Joe collaborates with Dance Studio Owners across the country, is a member of the Panel of Experts, has been featured in the business section of Dance Teacher Magazine, and was on the seminar faculty for the 2016 Dance Teacher Summit in New York City. Joe holds a BFA from UNC School of the Arts and is a proud member of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE).