Originally from Burbank, CA, Erika began acting, singing, and dancing at the age of 8. She has always had a passion for telling stories with her heart and soul and decided at an early age to pursue storytelling professionally.
Throughout her adolescence Erika started spending her summers in NYC training and working with various Musical Theatre and TV/Film professionals, which led to her decision to go to move to New York and attend Cap 21 Conservatory for 2 years at age 17. While in Conservatory, she received an intensive study of music, dance, vocal studies, and acting techniques from Hagen, Stanislovski, Meisner, Shakespeare, Musical Theatre, Chekov, and more. After graduation in 2016 she continued studying acting for the screen and stage with her private coaches Larry Arancio and Alex Gemignani as well as acting for tv/cinema and comedy at UCB, The Growing Studio, (and more). She continues to train with her Private Vocal Coach Amanda Flynn and Aimee Steele as well as continuously attending dance and yoga classes in the city to keep her training in tact. She freelances with a manager in New York and continues to work in many different projects onstage and on screen in New York and Los Angeles, while developing stronger relationships with casting offices with constant auditions.
Erika currently splits her time in New York with her partner Gideon and at home in LA with her dad and Abuelita. She's auditioning and currently looking for a new set of representation to move her in this new direction of her career. Among the pandemic she has begun to pursue filmmaking more directly, writing and directing her own short films and doing what she can whilst still auditioning among the circumstances and taking class with John Markland at The Markland Studio via Zoom.
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