Erin Thompson began her dance career with the Minnesota Dance Theatre and continued in New York City in the companies of Nina Wiener and Bebe Miller from 1980-1989. She received a New York Dance and Performance award, “BESSIE”, in 1986. Since 1990, Erin has been on the faculty of the University of Minnesota's Department of Theater Arts and Dance as well as at Zenon Dance Company and TU Dance, where she continues to provide advanced professional modern dance training for the Twin City's dance community. She is also a certified teacher of the Alexander Technique. Erin received a Sage Award for Outstanding Dance Educator in 2008 and voted City Pages Best Dancer in 2016.