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Getting to Know You: Miss Erin!
Written by Joe Naftal on November 9, 2020

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 teaching dance? I love teaching dance because I get to share my love of dance with young dancers. 

What is an accomplishment you’re most proud of? An accomplishment I’m most proud of is dancing in Disney World.   It was a once in a lifetime opportunity that I will never forget. 

Who is your hero and why? My inspiration is Sutton Forster.   She is extremely talented and I love watching her perform.   

If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be? If I could eat one meal for the rest of my life it would be any kind of pasta.  

What do you do in your spare time? In my spare time I always listen to music. I also love going to concerts and Broadway shows.  

What’s your favorite vacation spot? My favorite vacation spot is Florida.   I love going to Disney World and Universal Studios. 

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).