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Erica Gionfriddo

Erica Gionfriddo

Erica Gionfriddo is a dance artist, educator and somatic researcher who believes in the intelligent body each of us occupies. She is co-founder of ARCOS Dance (acrosdance.com), whose ongoing inquiry probes the intersection of technology and humanity through rigorous interdisciplinary experimentation. Gionfriddo’s extensive experience as a GYROKINESIS® and GYROTONIC® trainer guides her pedagogical methodology, which she brings in her capacity as lecturer in dance at The University of Texas at Austin and as an international teaching artist. Erica holds a B.F.A. in Dance Performance and Choreography from Shenandoah Conservatory and is currently an M.F.A. candidate at Hollins University.


Contemporary Technique, Choreography I and II, Projects in Dance Performance and Repertory, GYROKINESIS®

Areas of Expertise

Modern Dance, Contemporary and Ballet techniques, Choreography/Composition, GYROKINESIS® GYROTONIC®, Graphic Design, PR + Marketing

Recent Performances

  • In the Ether (installation, performance), Eleanor D. Wilson Museum Gallery, Roanoke, VA. (2019)
  • In the Ether (evening solo show), SHIFT Dance Festival, Albuquerque, NM (2018)
  • The Tower Is Us: BETA - public workshop (interactive performance), Texas State University, San Marcos, TX (2018)
  • ANNI (installation, performance), Open All Ports 15th Annual Symposium for Arts & Technology, Ammerman Center for Arts & Technology, Connecticut College, New London, CT (2016)
  • Domain (transmedia performance), Symposium of Dance & Philosophy, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX (2016)
  • The Warriors: A Love Story, Center for Contemporary Arts (NM), Edinburgh Fringe Festival (Scotland), Colorado College (CO), Rollins Studio Theater (TX), International Theater Festival (MO), SoundSpace at the Blanton Museum of Art (TX) (2013-2017)

What do you enjoy most about being part of UT Theatre and Dance?

The kind of student that is drawn to the UT Theatre and Dance programming are the future peers I wish to engage with in our field. It is a deep honor to facilitate the next generation of dance artists.

What is your favorite thing about Austin?

For a city of its size, Austin still feels like a small town.

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